Office Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $16.97 per hour; Assistant Fast Food Managers, Restaurant Managers, and Fast Food Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $10.99, $9.67, and about $8.93, respectively. Earning only $7.79 on average, Cashiers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $9.22 per hour. Overall, the greater share of McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $8.31 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($9.60 per hour) can be spotted in Pekin, Ill.; Colorado Springs, Colo. (around $9.25), Knoxville, Tenn. ($9.13), and Chicago, Ill. (approximately $9.00) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $7.38) in Savannah, Ga., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. the most — around $9.72 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a food safety certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $9.50 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) make the most here, hauling in $13.60 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Leadership; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $10.09 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. workforce; a majority of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Food Preparation, People Management, and Cash Handling were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only an eighth of survey participants. Around a seventh of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. provides health insurance to roughly two in five workers, and around one in four workers do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include free drinks, flexible hours, food/meal discounts, and special cash bonus/group incentives.