Bringing in the most money are Fast Food District Operations Managers — their earnings average around $66K. Restaurant General Managers are a close second at about $39K along with Restaurant Managers (approximately $34K) and Restaurant Assistant Managers ($30K). Among the lower-paid positions at Hardee's are Assistant Fast Food Managers — typical salaries for this role approach $26K.
Median pay is highest in Lynchburg ($61K per year), followed by Johnson City ($61K), Huntsville (around $45K), and Toccoa (approximately $44K). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Richmond — at $29K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Tennessee pays Hardee's the most — $51K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is typically about $34K for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $33K. The largest slice of the Hardee's workforce (33 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns about $44K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Food Protection Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $38K. Salaries typically rise to $37K annually for accredited Certified ServSafe Food Handlers. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Hardee's — these employees make the most at $55K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $40K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is People Management; just over two-fifths deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are Customer Relations, Customer Service, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
Though a majority of workers get paid time off for vacation, only about 36 percent receive paid sick leave. More than half of workers save for retirement through Hardee's' 401(k) plan. About two-fifths of workers receive health insurance, and over a third of workers get dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, free drinks, a company cell phone, and company car / automobile.