Average Salary for Hardee's Employees

St. Louis, Mo.-based Hardee's hires for positions ranging from Restaurant General Manager to Restaurant Assistant Manager in the fast food. An average Hardee's employee can expect to make $25K annually. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for Hardee's workers, followed by geography and how long you've been working. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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St. Louis, Missouri 


Fast food, Restaurant

Hardee's (Family Restaurant)

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Fast Food District Operations Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $66K per year — though Restaurant General Managers, Restaurant Managers, and Assistant Fast Food Managers also do fairly well at $40K, approximately $34K, and $31K, respectively. With salaries averaging around $26K, Restaurant Assistant Managers are among the lowest paid at Hardee's.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($61K annually) can be spotted in Lynchburg, Va.; Johnson City, Tenn. ($61K), Montgomery, Ala. (approximately $34K), and Mountain Home, Ark. ($31K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Richmond, Va. — at around $29K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Tennessee, where salaries average out at about $55K per year.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $32K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $34K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Hardee's employees (36 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $39K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Servsafe food manager certifications earn about $48K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Certified ServSafe Food Handler is rewarded with median pay of $39K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Hardee's awards approximately $70K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $43K per year. A garden variety skill at Hardee's is People Management; approximately one-half of Hardee's' people use it regularly. Customer Service, Training, and Hiring round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of employees participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for roughly a third of workers, and slightly less than a third of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are life insurance, free drinks, a company cell phone, and company car / automobile.

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Key Stats for Hardee's


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$23,595 - $40,808
$32,215 - $68,784
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1-4 years
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10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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