Average Hourly Rate for Papa John's Pizza Employees

Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., Papa John's Pizza offers a range of employment opportunities in the eating and drinking places, from Delivery Driver to Restaurant Assistant Manager. On average, Papa John's Pizza employees receive $9.49 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $15.10. Where you live plays the largest role in compensation at Papa John's Pizza, but what you do at the company and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Louisville, Kentucky 40299


Eating and Drinking Places, Restaurant

Source: Freebase


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $16.95 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Louisville, Ky.; Portland, Ore. ($10.25), Los Angeles, Calif. (about $9.92), and Dayton, Ohio ($8.25) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Suffolk, Va.; in fact, at $7.25 it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Kentucky, where pay average out at around $11.63 per hour.


Restaurant Assistant Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $10.93 per hour; Operations Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $10.81, while Restaurant Managers and Crew Leaders rank near the top as well (approximately $10.01 and $9.50, respectively). Near the bottom at Papa John's Pizza are Pizza Delivery Drivers, pulling in an average of just around $7.11.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $10.06 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (71 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $9.24 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $10.63 per hour for Servsafe food manager certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc); Papa John's Pizza awards $15.25 to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Training among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $10.23 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Papa John's Pizza is Customer Service; the larger part of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with Inventory Management, Team Leadership, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Papa John's Pizza can sometimes lack paid time off; 19 percent get paid vacation days, and an eighth of survey participants receive paid sick leave. More than a third of workers save for retirement through Papa John's Pizza's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for about a third of workers and dental coverage for just over one in five workers. Some other advantages of working at Papa John's Pizza are flexible hours, free drinks, food/meal discounts, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for Papa John's Pizza


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61 %
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$7 - $10
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$7 - $11

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Rated 3 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
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