Average Hourly Rate for Papa John's Pizza Employees

Papa John's Pizza is a eating and drinking places firm headquartered in Louisville, Ky. that hires for Delivery Driver positions, Restaurant Manager roles, and more. On average, Papa John's Pizza employees receive $8.84 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $15.26. Papa John's Pizza paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though your experience level and your city are also considered. 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

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Restaurant Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $10.75 per hour — though Restaurant Assistant Managers, Restaurant General Managers, and Store Team Leaders also do fairly well at about $10.50, approximately $10.00, and $9.75, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Papa John's Pizza are Pizza Delivery Drivers — the median salary for this role approaches.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $10.00 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Papa John's Pizza employees (62 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $9.00 per hour on average.


By state, Papa John's Pizza employees make the most in Missouri, earning around $11.79 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $11.73 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Training; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $11.14 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Papa John's Pizza workforce; the greater part of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Operations Management, Team Leadership, and Food Preparation are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only 22 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. More than two-fifths of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Papa John's Pizza sponsors. For just over two-fifths of workers, benefits include health insurance, and more than a third of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Papa John's Pizza


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72 %
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$6 - $13
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

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