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 industry. Employees at Hardee's make $29K annually on average. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Hardee's, but geography and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Hardee's typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
at market
Employer: Hardee's
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (25)
$30,192 - $48,269  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (25)
Salary$29,664 - $46,528  
Bonus$515 - $15,513  
Total Pay$30,192 - $48,269  
[+]Cashier (12)
$14,702 - $20,357  
[+]Cashier (12)
Total Pay$14,702 - $20,357  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (7)
$18,686 - $39,528  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (7)
Salary$22,141 - $38,012  
Bonus$32.16 - $2,094  
Total Pay$18,686 - $39,528  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (5)
$20,048 - $40,824  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (5)
Salary$21,544 - $34,902  
Bonus$248.42 - $5,368  
Total Pay$20,048 - $40,824  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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About This Company

St. Louis, Missouri 


Fast food, Restaurant

Hardee's (Family Restaurant)

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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.

Key Stats for Hardee's


63 %
37 %
$26,425 - $41,402
$25,168 - $68,784
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 25 votes.

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