Average Hourly Rate for Dunkin' Donuts Employees

Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts offers a range of employment opportunities in the fast food sector, from Baker to Cashier. Dunkin' Donuts laborers see wages hovering around $8.82 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $12.24. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Dunkin' Donuts workers, followed by geography and your job title. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Dunkin' Donuts typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Dunkin' Donuts
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Baker (15)
$7.61 - $10.87  
[-]Baker (15)
Hourly Rate$7.61 - $10.87  
[+]Cashier (11)
$7.59 - $8.95  
[+]Cashier (11)
Hourly Rate$7.59 - $8.95  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (6)
$8.46 - $13.81  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (6)
Hourly Rate$8.46 - $13.81  
[+]Crew Leader (5)
$7.23 - $13.03  
[+]Crew Leader (5)
Hourly Rate$7.23 - $13.03  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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About This Company

Canton, Massachusetts 


Fast food, Bakery, Restaurant

Dunkin Donuts

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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to about $9.19. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Dunkin' Donuts employees (49 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn $8.61 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($13.00 per hour) can be spotted in Gardner; Boston ($10.50), Marion (approximately $9.00), and Hartford (around $9.00) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Providence at about $9.00. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Connecticut, where the average salary is $10.88 per hour.


Assistant Fast Food Managers earn the highest median pay at around $11.79, followed by Retail Store Managers ($11.48), Fast Food Managers (approximately $10.25), and Bakers ($8.68). Cashiers are among the lowest paid at around $8.10.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $9.75 for Certified Food Protection Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Certified ServSafe Food Handler can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $9.50. It pays to have a GED or High School Diploma at Dunkin' Donuts — these employees make the most at $11.00 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Scheduling; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $12.00. One of the more prevalent skills at Dunkin' Donuts is Customer Service, with a fair portion considering it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Cash Handling, Food Preparation, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

About two-fifths of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Approximately two in five workers receive health insurance, and slightly less than a third of workers get dental coverage. Dunkin' Donuts folks also make good use of free drinks, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Dunkin' Donuts


60 %
40 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $10
Hourly Rate
$8 - $11
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 36 votes.

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