Fast Food District Operations Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $66K per year on average; Restaurant General Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $39K, followed by Restaurant Managers earning approximately $34K and Restaurant Assistant Managers making $27K. Earning only about $26K on average, Assistant Fast Food Managers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($61K annually) can be spotted in Lynchburg, Va.; Johnson City, Tenn. (approximately $61K), Fort Smith, Ark. ($35K), and Mountain Home, Ark. ($31K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $29K) in Richmond, Va., one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Tennessee, where salaries average out at around $53K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $32K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $31K per year on average. The largest fraction of Hardee's people (34 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn $44K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks (around $38K per year) than those without credentials. Hardee's workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning about $70K on average.
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 $41K annually. People Management is a popular skill among Hardee's workers, with nearly two in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Customer Relations, Training, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, a fifth of employees report receiving the former, whereas slightly more than half of workers report receiving the latter. Hardee's sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Close to a third of workers receive health insurance, and just under one in three workers get dental coverage. Hardee's employees also enjoy perks such as free drinks, life insurance, company car / automobile, and tuition reimbursement.