When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.00 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Eagan, Minn. (about $12.50), Colorado Springs, Colo. (around $9.25), and Baltimore, Md. ($8.30) are the next top-paying cities. Honolulu, Hawaii is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $7.25. Across McDonald's Restaurants Ltd.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Illinois earn the most, taking home approximately $9.24 per hour.
Assistant Fast Food Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $10.56 per hour on average; Restaurant Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $9.56, followed by Fast Food Managers earning $9.23 and Crew Leaders making $7.98. Financial compensation for Fast Food Workers is rather low — on average only approximately $7.53 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $8.82 per hour. The largest fraction of McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. people (57 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $8.12 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, who make $9.37 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. — these employees make the most at $11.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Training seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $9.73 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; a majority consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Food Preparation, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about a quarter of survey participants receiving paid vacation and nearly one-eighth of workers receiving sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and just under a third of workers participate. Perks cover health insurance for just over two-fifths of workers and dental coverage for slightly less than a third of workers. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. employees also enjoy perks such as free drinks, flexible hours, life insurance, and food/meal discounts.