Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $12.34 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (65 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $9.18 per hour on average.
Restaurant Assistant Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $12.33 per hour — though Assistant Fast Food Managers, Fast Food Cooks, and Grill Cooks also do fairly well at around $12.30, about $9.00, and approximately $8.63, respectively. Earning only about $8.49 on average, Fast Food Workers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($12.60 per hour) can be spotted in Wichita, Kan.; Okmulgee, Okla. (around $12.12), Fayetteville, Ark. ($10.50), and the company's headquarter city of Oklahoma City, Okla. (approximately $9.86) are the next top-paying cities. Hugo, Okla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $9.17. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $10.63 per hour) in Kansas.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $12.50 per hour for Servsafe food manager certifications; non-accredited workers make much less.
In this position, it pays to have People Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $12.31 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; a solid majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Food Preparation, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
One-seventh of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For roughly a third of workers, benefits include health insurance, and just under one in three workers get dental coverage, too. Braum's folks also make good use of flexible hours, none (contract-based), and food/meal discounts.