Average Hourly Rate for Carl's Jr. Employees

Headquartered in Anaheim, Calif., Carl's Jr. offers a range of employment opportunities in the fast food, from Cashier to General Team Leader. On average, Carl's Jr. employees receive $9.24 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $13.86. Carl's Jr. paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though geography and your experience level are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Anaheim, California 


Fast food, Restaurant

Carls Jr.

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The highest paychecks go to Restaurant General Managers, who earn an average around $18.75 per hour, closely trailed by General Team Leaders ($10.00), Cashiers ($9.00), and Fast Food Cooks (approximately $8.74).


U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to about $9.21 per hour.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $10.00 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (64 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $9.55 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks ($9.27 per hour) than those without credentials.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Leadership; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $10.50 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Carl's Jr. workers, with a majority of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Cash Handling, Cleaning, and Team Leadership.

Benefits and Perks

Close to one-half plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for more than a third of workers, and just under a third of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to free drinks.

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Key Stats for Carl's Jr.


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$9 - $10
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$9 - $11
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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