High paychecks are not found in Phoenix, Ariz.; in fact, at about $38K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Denny's employees make the most in South Carolina, earning around $59K annually on average.
Restaurant General Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $45K per year on average; Operations Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $40K, followed by Restaurant Managers earning approximately $37K and Operations Managers making $35K. With salaries averaging approximately $18K, Servers are among the lowest paid at Denny's.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Denny's for between five and 10 years earn $39K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Denny's employees (32 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $36K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Safety Managers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $42K annually. Servsafe food manager certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $40K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) make the most here, hauling in around $55K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $41K per year. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, roughly one-half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. People Management, Leadership, and Scheduling were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A sixth of survey respondents receive paid vacation, and only one in ten workers get sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Denny's provides an optional 401(k) plan, and around half participate. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for more than a third of workers, and just under one in three workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are free drinks, food/meals on duty, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.