Average Hourly Rate for Papa John's Pizza Employees

Operating out of Louisville, Ky., eating and drinking places company Papa John's Pizza employs talent in positions ranging from Delivery Driver to Restaurant Assistant Manager. Papa John's Pizza laborers see wages hovering around $9.47 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $15.09. Papa John's Pizza paychecks are largely negotiated based on geography, though your role at the company and how long you've been working are also considered. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Louisville, Kentucky 40299


Eating and Drinking Places, Restaurant

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.95 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Louisville, Ky.; Portland, Ore. ($10.25), Los Angeles, Calif. ($9.92), and Cary, N.C. (approximately $9.50) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Forest Park, Ga.; in fact, at about $7.28 it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Kentucky, where pay average out at around $13.25 per hour.


Earning approximately $10.83 per hour on average, Restaurant Assistant Managers receive the most money, followed by Restaurant Managers ($10.01), Assistant Fast Food Managers ($9.86), and Crew Leaders ($9.30). Pizza Delivery Drivers at Papa John's Pizza do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $7.08 on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $10.06 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Papa John's Pizza workforce (69 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $9.09 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $10.28 per hour for Servsafe food manager certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at Papa John's Pizza — these employees make the most at $15.25 per hour.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Training among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $10.27 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Papa John's Pizza is Customer Service; a solid majority of employees use it for work. Inventory Management, Team Leadership, and People Management round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Papa John's Pizza lets only a quarter of respondents take paid vacation and only one in seven workers take sick leave. Over a third of workers report contributing to a 401(k). More than a third of workers can count on health insurance, and roughly one in four workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, free drinks, flexible hours, and life insurance.

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