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Average Salary for Papa John's Pizza Employees

Based in Louisville, Ky.,eating and drinking places industry player Papa John's Pizza offers many employment opportunities, including Restaurant General Manager and Distribution Manager positions. Papa John's Pizza pays its employees $29K annually on average. Though where you live and how long you've been working do impact pay, what you do at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Papa John's Pizza. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Papa John's Pizza typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
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Employer: Papa John's Pizza
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (15)
$22,220 - $45,096  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (15)
Salary$23,315 - $44,385  
Bonus$742 - $15,308  
Total Pay$22,220 - $45,096  
[+]Pizza Delivery Driver (6)
$13,758 - $23,400  
[+]Pizza Delivery Driver (6)
Bonus$1.52 - $720  
Total Pay$13,758 - $23,400  
[+]Restaurant Manager (5)
$21,774 - $49,532  
[+]Restaurant Manager (5)
Salary$27,478 - $48,777  
Bonus$1,094 - $12,857  
Total Pay$21,774 - $49,532  
[+]Delivery Driver (4)
$13,531 - $33,048  
[+]Delivery Driver (4)
Total Pay$13,531 - $33,048  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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About This Company

Louisville, Kentucky 40299


Eating and Drinking Places, Restaurant

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Distribution Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $66K; Directors of Operations are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $64K, followed by Production Supervisors earning around $45K and Fast Food District Operations Managers making $40K. On the lower end are Pizza Store Managers at $34K.


Median pay is highest in Fort Worth (about $68K per year), followed by the company's headquarter city of Louisville (approximately $56K), Garner ($43K), and Kannapolis (around $40K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Kentucky, where the average salary is $56K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach about $42K. A typical employee has five to nine years of experience and earns $43K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $64K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Specialists also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of approximately $46K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) make the most here, hauling in $55K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Budget Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $40K. Operations Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one-third of Papa John's Pizza's people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Customer Service, People Management, and Inventory Management as well.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Papa John's Pizza gives paid vacation to two-fifths of workers and paid sick leave to 23 percent. More than half of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. At Papa John's Pizza, nearly two in five workers have health insurance, and roughly two in five workers have dental coverage. Papa John's Pizza also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Papa John's Pizza


34 %
66 %
$26,577 - $46,494
$28,187 - $56,726
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

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