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Average Salary for Papa John's Pizza Employees

Based in Louisville, Ky.,eating and drinking places player Papa John's Pizza offers many employment opportunities, including Restaurant General Manager and Distribution Manager positions. A salary of $28K annually is the median rate at Papa John's Pizza. Though how long you've been working and geography are influential salary factors for those at Papa John's Pizza, your job title turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Papa John's Pizza typically pays:
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Employer: Papa John's Pizza
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]General Manager, Restaurant (15)
$22,220 - $57,155  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (15)
Salary$23,297 - $44,042  
Bonus$1,092 - $20,489  
Total Pay$22,220 - $57,155  
[+]Restaurant Manager (6)
$21,083 - $45,879  
[+]Restaurant Manager (6)
Salary$27,239 - $49,049  
Bonus$747 - $10,907  
Total Pay$21,083 - $45,879  
[+]General / Operations Manager (5)
$20,676 - $78,554  
[+]General / Operations Manager (5)
Salary$24,135 - $70,162  
Bonus$251.87 - $10,714  
Total Pay$20,676 - $78,554  
[+]Delivery Driver (5)
$12,955 - $31,931  
[+]Delivery Driver (5)
Total Pay$12,955 - $31,931  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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About This Company

Louisville, Kentucky 40299


Eating and Drinking Places, Restaurant

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Distribution Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $66K per year; Directors of Operations come in second with average earnings amounting to about $64K, while Operations Supervisors and Production Supervisors rank near the top as well (around $61K and approximately $45K, respectively). With salaries averaging $34K, Pizza Store Managers are among the lowest paid at Papa John's Pizza.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $36K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of about $45K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($68K annually) can be spotted in Fort Worth, Texas; the company's headquarter city of Louisville, Ky. ($60K), Minneapolis, Minn. (approximately $51K), and Garner, N.C. (around $43K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $40K) is Kannapolis, N.C. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Kentucky, where they average to about $60K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $64K annually for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Specialist is rewarded with median pay of $46K per year. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Papa John's Pizza come out on top, and their salaries approach $60K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Customer Relationship Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $45K per year. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; over a third of Papa John's Pizza's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Operations Management, People Management, and Inventory Management.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, slightly more than half of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Benefits include paid time off, but Papa John's Pizza hands out more vacation days than sick days; more than half of workers report receiving the former, but only 29 percent report receiving the latter. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for just over two-fifths of workers, and two in five workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Papa John's Pizza folks also make good use of a casual working environment, free drinks, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Papa John's Pizza


32 %
68 %
$28,297 - $46,979
$28,406 - $56,498
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 27 votes.
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