When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $18.88 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Louisville, Ky.; Portland, Ore. ($10.25), Charlotte, N.C. ($10.00), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($9.92) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Forest Park, Ga. — at around $7.28, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Kentucky offers the highest pay at about $12.25 per hour.
Operations Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $10.88 per hour on average; Restaurant Assistant Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $10.82, followed by Assistant Fast Food Managers earning $10.10 and Customer Service Representatives making approximately $7.92. Financial compensation for Pizza Delivery Drivers is rather low — on average only about $7.15 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Papa John's Pizza for between five and 10 years earn around $10.30 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Papa John's Pizza workforce (72 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $9.16 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Servsafe food manager certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $10.53 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding pay and education, Papa John's Pizza pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) the most — $15.25.
When it comes to skills, Training seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $10.40 per hour. A garden variety skill at Papa John's Pizza is Customer Service; the larger part of Papa John's Pizza's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Team Leadership, Food Preparation, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Papa John's Pizza lets only one in six survey participants take paid vacation and only one in ten employees take sick leave. Papa John's Pizza sponsors a 401(k) program, and more than a third of workers use this option to save for their retirement. About a third of workers can count on health insurance, and slightly more than a fifth of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Papa John's Pizza employees also enjoy perks such as flexible hours, food/meal discounts, free drinks, and gym membership.