When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.00 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Eagan, Minn. ($12.50), Lawton, Okla. ($9.50), and Colorado Springs, Colo. (approximately $9.25) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $7.38) in Savannah, Ga., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. pays its Illinois employees the most; the pay rate there is around $9.50 per hour.
Assistant Fast Food Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $11.00 per hour; Restaurant Managers, Fast Food Managers, and Crew Leaders also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $9.56, $9.23, and about $8.00, respectively. Near the bottom at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. are Fast Food Workers, pulling in an average of just $7.54.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $8.82 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (58 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $8.14 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks (around $9.29 per hour) than those without credentials. At McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at $11.00.
Employees who count Training among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $9.73 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; the larger part deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Food Preparation, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
A quarter of respondents receive paid vacation, and only an eighth of employees get sick leave. Roughly one in four workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. sponsors. More than two-fifths of workers report having health insurance, and around one in four workers report having dental coverage. Privileges also include free drinks, flexible hours, life insurance, and food/meal discounts.