Average Salary for Hardee's Employees

Hardee's is a fast food firm headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. that hires for Restaurant General Manager positions, Restaurant Assistant Manager roles, and more. Compensation for Hardee's employees is around $25K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Hardee's employees is what you do at the company, though geography and how long you've been working play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

St. Louis, Missouri 


Fast food, Restaurant

Hardee's (Family Restaurant)

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The highest paychecks go to Fast Food District Operations Managers, who earn an average $66K per year, closely trailed by Restaurant General Managers (approximately $40K), Restaurant Managers ($34K), and Assistant Fast Food Managers (around $31K). Among the lower-paid positions at Hardee's are Restaurant Assistant Managers — the median salary for this role approaches about $26K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($61K annually) can be spotted in Lynchburg, Va.; Johnson City, Tenn. (about $61K), Montgomery, Ala. ($34K), and Mountain Home, Ark. (approximately $31K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Richmond, Va.; in fact, at $29K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Tennessee take home the most — around $55K per year on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $34K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $32K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $39K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Servsafe food manager certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $48K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $39K annually. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Hardee's come out on top, and their salaries approach around $70K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Operations Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $43K annually. People Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one-half of Hardee's' people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Customer Service, Training, and Hiring.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Approximately one in three workers have health insurance, and benefits for slightly less than a third of workers also include dental insurance. A few more workplace 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

Job Satisfaction

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

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