When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($82K annually) can be spotted in Miami, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio ($71K), Monroe, La. ($64K), and Charlotte, N.C. (about $42K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $29K) is Johnson City, Tenn. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Ohio; salaries there average to approximately $65K per year.
District Managers of Food & Facilities rake in the most money, with average earnings of $70K annually; General Store Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $42K, while Restaurant General Managers and Restaurant Managers rank near the top as well (approximately $41K and $34K, respectively). Assistant Fast Food Managers at Wendy's International, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($29K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $31K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at Wendy's International, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $37K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $39K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Safety Professionals, who make $47K annually. Wendy's International, Inc. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at around $56K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Budget Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $48K annually. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Operations Management, Inventory Management, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Wendy's International, Inc.; the company rewards only 23 percent with paid vacation time and only one in ten survey participants with sick leave. A strong majority of workers save for retirement through Wendy's International, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for more than half of workers, and half report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes free drinks, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and stock options.