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Average Salary for Hardee's Employees

Hardee's is a fast food firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri that hires for Restaurant General Manager positions, Restaurant Assistant Manager roles, and more. The average Hardee's employee earns $30K annually. At Hardee's, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Hardee's typically pays:
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[-]General Manager, Restaurant (27)
$30,340 - $49,411  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (27)
Salary$29,778 - $46,430  
Bonus$959 - $8,243  
Total Pay$30,340 - $49,411  
[+]Cashier (11)
$14,644 - $20,516  
[+]Cashier (11)
Total Pay$14,644 - $20,516  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (6)
$18,925 - $40,682  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (6)
Salary$22,416 - $39,129  
Bonus$32.16 - $2,094  
Total Pay$18,925 - $40,682  
[+]Fast Food Worker (5)
$14,825 - $21,751  
[+]Fast Food Worker (5)
Total Pay$14,825 - $21,751  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Hardee's Details


St. Louis, Missouri

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Fast food, Restaurant

Also Known As:

Hardee's (Family Restaurant)
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Fast Food District Operations Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $52K; Restaurant General Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $39K, followed by Restaurant Managers earning around $34K and Restaurant Assistant Managers making $31K. Assistant Fast Food Managers make $26K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


Median pay is highest in Johnson City (approximately $51K per year), followed by Huntsville ($45K), Toccoa ($44K), and Fort Smith (about $35K). Mountain Home ranks low on the pay scale — at $31K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Missouri pays Hardee's the most — around $47K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For employees with five to ten years at the company, wages tend to be at the approximately $34K mark. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $33K. By and large, the biggest segment of Hardee's' workforce (31 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and take home approximately $43K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $38K for Certified Food Protection Professional s, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $37K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Hardee's — these employees make the most at $44K 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 about $41K. People Management is regularly seen around here; close to two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Inventory Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Though more than half of workers get paid time off for vacation, only about 38 percent receive paid sick leave. Roughly two-fifths of workers report having health insurance, and nearly one-third of workers report having dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, free drinks, a company cell phone, and company car / automobile.

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Key Stats



63 %

female alumni


37 %

male alumni
$28,206 - $42,055
$25,000 - $58,000

Years of Experience

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 24 votes.

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