Average Hourly Rate for McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. Employees

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. workers report earning an average of $9.11 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $15.21. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though your city and your job title are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. Hourly Rate


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Fast Food Worker
47 profiles

Restaurant Manager
27 profiles

Crew Leader
16 profiles

Assistant Manager, Fast Food
14 profiles

Cook, Fast Food
12 profiles

Grill Cook
10 profiles

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  • Updated: 19 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 330
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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $10.18 per hour. The largest fraction of McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. people (55 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $8.84 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $10.41 per hour) can be spotted in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Tallahassee, Fla. ($9.96), Chicago, Ill. (around $9.25), and Indianapolis, Ind. ($8.92) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Philadelphia, Pa.; in fact, at approximately $7.52 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is about $10.61 per hour.


Earning $10.64 per hour on average, Assistant Fast Food Managers receive the most money, followed by Restaurant Managers ($9.88), Crew Leaders ($8.59), and Grill Cooks (around $8.40). Among the lower-paid positions at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. are Cashiers — the median salary for this role approaches $8.12.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Environmental Protection Agency Universal Certifications, who make $19.00 per hour. Those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $13.73 per hour.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be People Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $10.44 per hour. A common skill in McDonald's Restaurants Ltd.'s work force is Customer Service; the larger part of survey participants report using it on the job. Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Customer Relations were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Between a fifth and a fourth of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for more than a third of workers, and for one in four workers, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes free drinks, a casual working environment, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and food/meal discounts.

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Key Stats for McDonald's Restaurants Ltd.


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Hourly Rate
$7 - $11
Hourly Rate
$8 - $10

Job Satisfaction

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