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Average Hourly Rate for McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. Employees

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. workers report earning an average of $8.21 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $13.08. For the most part, employee paychecks at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. fluctuate depending on your role at the company; geography and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
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Employer: McDonald's Restaurants Ltd.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Cashier (43)
$7.14 - $8.37  
[-]Cashier (43)
Hourly Rate$7.14 - $8.37  
[+]Fast Food Worker (23)
$7.06 - $9.23  
[+]Fast Food Worker (23)
Hourly Rate$7.06 - $9.23  
[+]Restaurant Manager (16)
$8.06 - $11.31  
[+]Restaurant Manager (16)
Hourly Rate$8.06 - $11.31  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (14)
$8.38 - $13.88  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (14)
Overtime$6.04 - $22.00  
Hourly Rate$8.38 - $13.88  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 307

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Assistant Fast Food Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $11.17 per hour on average; Fast Food Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $9.84, followed by Restaurant Managers earning $9.56 and Crew Leaders making approximately $7.88. With salaries averaging about $7.53, Fast Food Workers are among the lowest paid at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($9.75 per hour) can be spotted in Stockton, Calif.; Baltimore, Md. (approximately $8.70), Paintsville, Ky. ($8.50), and Indianapolis, Ind. (about $8.24) are the next top-paying cities. Honolulu, Hawaii ranks low on the pay scale — at $7.25, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Illinois pays McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. the most — around $9.00 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $8.58 per hour. Overall, the greater share of McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $8.04 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach $9.50 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding pay and education, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $11.05.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Training; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $10.03 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; a majority deem it necessary for work. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Food Preparation, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a quarter of respondents receiving paid vacation and an eighth of workers receiving paid sick days. Just under one in three workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. More than two-fifths of workers can count on health insurance, and slightly less than a third of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as free drinks, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Key Stats for McDonald's Restaurants Ltd.


56 %
44 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $10
Hourly Rate
$7 - $10
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
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