The highest average salaries go to Assistant Fast Food Managers, who bring in close to $11.17 per hour, though Fast Food Managers are not far behind at around $9.93 along with Restaurant Managers (approximately $9.64) and Crew Leaders ($7.88). Among the lower-paid positions at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. are Fast Food Cooks — the median salary for this role approaches $7.48.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $8.67 per hour on average. The largest slice of the McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. workforce (58 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $8.03 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $9.75 per hour) can be spotted in Stockton, Calif.; Baltimore, Md. (about $8.70), Indianapolis, Ind. ($8.24), and Colorado Springs, Colo. (around $8.01) are the next top-paying cities. At $7.25, Honolulu, Hawaii is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. workers in Illinois earn the most — $9.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, who make about $9.57 per hour. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. come out on top, and their salaries approach $11.05 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Training; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $9.95 per hour. A garden variety skill at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. is Customer Service; the larger part of McDonald's Restaurants Ltd.'s people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. can sometimes lack paid time off; a quarter of employees get paid vacation days, and one in eight employees receive paid 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. More than two-fifths of workers report having health insurance, and slightly less than a third of workers report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are free drinks, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.