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Average Salary for Carl's Jr. Employees

An average Carl's Jr. employee can expect to make $34K per year. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Carl's Jr. typically pays:
below market
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Employer: Carl's Jr.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (6)
$27,122 - $60,640  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (6)
Salary$29,113 - $60,182  
Bonus$487.33 - $15,279  
Total Pay$27,122 - $60,640  
[+]Cashier (5)
$15,709 - $24,451  
[+]Cashier (5)
Total Pay$15,709 - $24,451  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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About This Company

Anaheim, California 


Fast food, Restaurant

Carls Jr.

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $49K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $37K per year. Overall, the greater share of Carl's Jr. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $56K annually.


Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Texas, where they average to $55K per year.


Restaurant General Managers earn the highest median pay at $40K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks ($52K per year) than those without credentials. Earning a Certified Food Protection Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of around $38K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Carl's Jr. — these employees make the most at $120K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Customer Service among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $55K annually. A common skill in Carl's Jr.'s work force is People Management; slightly less than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include Scheduling, Order Inventory, and Inventory Control.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Carl's Jr. sponsors. At Carl's Jr., more than two-fifths of workers have health insurance, and just over two-fifths of workers have dental coverage. Carl's Jr. also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, company car / automobile, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Carl's Jr.


63 %
37 %
$35,613 - $86,472
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
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