Average Hourly Rate for Carl's Jr. Employees

Anaheim, Calif.-based Carl's Jr. hires for positions ranging from Cashier to General Team Leader in the fast food. Carl's Jr. workers report earning an average of $9.42 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $14.45. At Carl's Jr., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Read More
Employer: Carl's Jr.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

About This Company

Anaheim, California 


Fast food, Restaurant

Carls Jr.

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY


Restaurant General Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $20.00 per hour; Crew Leaders come in second with average earnings amounting to about $9.98, while General Team Leaders and Assistant Fast Food Managers rank near the top as well ($9.83 and $9.50, respectively). With salaries averaging approximately $8.71, Fast Food Cooks are among the lowest paid at Carl's Jr.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $18.00 per hour) can be spotted in Redding, Calif.; Fresno, Calif. ($10.50), Hacienda Heights, Calif. (approximately $9.50), and San Diego, Calif. ($9.13) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas is near the bottom for pay at about $8.75. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Oklahoma pays Carl's Jr. the most — around $9.93 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $9.50 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (68 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $9.59 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Safety Managers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $20.00 per hour.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Food Preparation; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $9.98 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Carl's Jr. is Customer Service, with a fair number considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Cash Handling, Cleaning, and Customer Relations as well.

Benefits and Perks

Health insurance is part of the package for over a third of workers, and for just under a third of workers, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to free drinks and food/meal discounts.

Carl's Jr. Employer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for Carl's Jr.


58 %
42 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $10
Hourly Rate
$8 - $10
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.