Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $10.02 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (56 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $8.76 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $10.41 per hour) can be spotted in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Tallahassee, Fla. ($10.25), Eagan, Minn. ($8.50), and Chicago, Ill. ($8.00) are the next top-paying cities. At $7.52, Philadelphia, Pa. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to $10.69 per hour.
Assistant Fast Food Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $10.44 per hour; Restaurant Managers, Crew Leaders, and Grill Cooks also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $9.90, about $8.45, and approximately $8.30, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. are Cashiers — the median salary for this role approaches around $8.03.
Certifications and Degrees
Environmental Protection Agency Universal Certifications earn approximately $19.00 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest pay at $13.60.
Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $10.12 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, the greater part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one in ten employees — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and slightly more than a fifth of workers use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for over a third of workers, and approximately one-fourth of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include free drinks, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and none (contract-based).