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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. The median income for Papa John's Pizza employees is $28K per year. Your job title influences pay for Papa John's Pizza workers the most, followed by your experience level and where you live. 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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About This Company

Louisville, Kentucky 40299


Eating and Drinking Places, Restaurant

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Distribution Managers earn the highest median pay at $66K annually, followed by Directors of Operations (around $64K), Production Supervisors (about $45K), and Restaurant Managers (approximately $38K). Operations Managers at Papa John's Pizza do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($31K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $36K per year on average. The largest slice of the Papa John's Pizza workforce (43 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $43K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $68K per year) can be spotted in Fort Worth, Texas; the company's headquarter city of Louisville, Ky. (approximately $60K), Minneapolis, Minn. (around $51K), and Garner, N.C. ($43K) are the next top-paying cities. Kannapolis, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at $40K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Papa John's Pizza workers in Kentucky earn the most — around $60K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications receive bigger paychecks ($64K per year) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to approximately $46K annually for accredited Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Specialists. The best paid folks at Papa John's Pizza have a Bachelor's Degree, earning about $60K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Customer Relationship Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $45K annually. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, more than a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Operations Management, Inventory Management, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; a majority of respondents get vacation time, whereas 31 percent get paid sick leave. The larger part of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. More than two-fifths of workers receive health insurance, and more than a third of workers get dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, free drinks, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Papa John's Pizza


27 %
73 %
$27,780 - $48,000
$28,281 - $56,191
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
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