Assistant Fast Food Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $10.67 — though Fast Food Managers, Restaurant Managers, and Crew Leaders also do fairly well at $10.02, around $9.41, and $7.88, respectively. Fast Food Cooks make approximately $7.50, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($9.75 per hour) can be spotted in Stockton; Baltimore ($9.15), Cary ($9.13), and Indianapolis (approximately $8.24) are the next top-paying cities. Honolulu is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $7.25. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Michigan, where the average McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. employee makes $9.27 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $9.14. The largest fraction of McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. people (57 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $8.03 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Business Certificate Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $9.50. Earning a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $9.36 per hour. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $11.24 on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Training; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $9.94. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; more than half of McDonald's Restaurants Ltd.'s people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and People Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. can sometimes lack paid time off; 28 percent get paid vacation days, and less than ten percent of workers receive paid sick leave. Just under one in three workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For more than two-fifths of workers, benefits include health insurance, and slightly less than a third of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include free drinks, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.