Average Hourly Rate for Hardee's Employees

Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Hardee's offers a range of employment opportunities in the fast food, from Cashier to Restaurant Manager. Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $13.37), people who work for Hardee's earn a median wage of $8.33 per hour. Your city primarily drives compensation; however, what you do at the company and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Hardee's. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

St. Louis, Missouri 


Fast food, Restaurant

Hardee's (Family Restaurant)

Source: Freebase


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.60 per hour) can be spotted in Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn. (approximately $9.75), Florence, S.C. (around $9.32), and Raleigh, N.C. ($8.75) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Charlottesville, Va. at about $7.25. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Florida, where the average salary is $9.89 per hour.


Assistant Fast Food Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $10.00 per hour; Restaurant Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $9.16, while Crew Leaders and Line Cooks rank near the top as well (around $8.78 and $7.94, respectively). Fast Food Workers at Hardee's do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($7.46 on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $8.81 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (58 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $8.25 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Servsafe food manager certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $9.69 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); Hardee's awards $8.74 to these degree-holders.


Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $10.18 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; a majority deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Cleaning.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly less than a third of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Perks cover health insurance for two in five workers and dental coverage for just under one in three workers. Some other advantages of working at Hardee's are free drinks, 401(a), and food/meals on duty.

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Key Stats for Hardee's


54 %
46 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $9
Hourly Rate
$7 - $10

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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