Average Salary for Carl's Jr. Employees

The typical salary at Carl's Jr. is $38K annually. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Carl's Jr. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Carl's Jr.
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[-]General Manager, Restaurant (5)
$25,647 - $62,482  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (5)
Salary$27,557 - $59,747  
Bonus$480.38 - $9,961  
Total Pay$25,647 - $62,482  
[+]Cashier (3)
$15,386 - $21,870  
[+]Cashier (3)
Total Pay$15,386 - $21,870  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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About This Company

Anaheim, California 


Fast food, Restaurant

Carls Jr.

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Years of Experience

Average pay is typically $35K for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $37K. Overall, the greater share of Carl's Jr. folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn about $50K per year.


U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to $62K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Restaurant General Managers; median pay is the highest at around $38K.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $44K for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers; non-accredited workers make much less. Salaries typically rise to $38K per year for accredited Certified Food Protection Professionals. At Carl's Jr., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at around $120K.


Employees who count Customer Service among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $50K. People Management is regularly seen around here; nearly one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers are also familiar with Operations Management, Inventory Control, and Training.


Carl's Jr.'s employees are largely female (the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Most workers save for retirement through Carl's Jr.'s 401(k) plan. The company allows a majority of workers to take paid time off for vacation, but only 29 percent get paid sick leave. At Carl's Jr., more than half of workers have health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Carl's Jr. are a company cell phone, company car / automobile, free drinks, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Carl's Jr.


71 %
29 %
$35,972 - $75,500
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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