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.