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Average Hourly Rate for Dunkin' Donuts Employees

Operating out of Canton, Mass., fast food company Dunkin' Donuts employs talent in positions ranging from Cashier to Baker. Dunkin' Donuts offers employees an average of $8.86 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $13.96. Though geography and your experience level do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Dunkin' Donuts. 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:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Denny's, Taco Bell Corporation
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About This Company

Canton, Massachusetts 


Fast food, Bakery, Restaurant

Dunkin Donuts

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The highest paychecks go to Restaurant Managers, who earn an average around $16.00 per hour, closely trailed by Assistant Fast Food Managers (about $11.00), Bakers (approximately $8.66), and Cashiers ($8.30). Baristas make an average $7.83, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($12.50 per hour) can be spotted in Providence, R.I.; Boston, Mass. (about $9.17), Marion, Mass. (around $9.00), and Hartford, Conn. (approximately $9.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $8.00) is Maryville, Tenn. By state, the highest pay levels are found in North Carolina, where the average Dunkin' Donuts employee makes $11.00 per hour.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Dunkin' Donuts for between five and 10 years earn $9.00 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Dunkin' Donuts employees (54 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $8.83 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $10.25 per hour for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding pay and education, Dunkin' Donuts pays those with a GED or High School Diploma the most — about $11.00.


In this position, it pays to have Scheduling in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $12.00 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Dunkin' Donuts workforce; a solid majority of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Cash Handling, Food Preparation, and People Management were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-seventh of respondents enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Approximately one-half of workers participate in a 401(k) program. About two-fifths of workers receive health insurance, and about a fourth of workers get dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as free drinks, a casual working environment, and 401(a).

Key Stats for Dunkin' Donuts


64 %
36 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $12
Hourly Rate
$8 - $9
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 27 votes.
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