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Average Salary for Qdoba Mexican Grill Employees

Compensation for Qdoba Mexican Grill employees is around $40K annually on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Qdoba Mexican Grill fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; your role at the company and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Qdoba Mexican Grill typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
Employer: Qdoba Mexican Grill
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 (5)
$28,672 - $60,580  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (5)
Salary$28,316 - $58,125  
Bonus$654 - $9,559  
Total Pay$28,672 - $60,580  
[+]Restaurant Manager (3)
$25,552 - $52,852  
[+]Restaurant Manager (3)
Salary$26,471 - $49,244  
Total Pay$25,552 - $52,852  
[+]Marketing Specialist (3)
$35,849 - $62,952  
[+]Marketing Specialist (3)
Salary$37,928 - $60,649  
Total Pay$35,849 - $62,952  
[+]Assistant General Manager (AGM) (3)
$20,994 - $50,479  
[+]Assistant General Manager (AGM) (3)
Salary$23,171 - $51,999  
Bonus$284.40 - $3,886  
Total Pay$20,994 - $50,479  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $38K per year on average. The largest fraction of Qdoba Mexican Grill people (45 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn about $50K annually on average.


Marketing Specialists earn the highest median pay at around $47K per year, followed by Restaurant General Managers ($40K), Restaurant Managers (approximately $38K), and Assistant General Managers ($32K).


Residents of Seattle, Wash. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $47K annually; other top-paying cities include Denver, Colo. (approximately $40K) and Indianapolis, Ind. (about $37K). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Washington, where they average to $47K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn around $37K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Those with a B.A. in Public Relations (PR) at Qdoba Mexican Grill come out on top, and their salaries approach $46K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Strategic Marketing in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $54K annually. Folks here also tend to know Leadership; on the survey, roughly a fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Training, Customer Service, and Scheduling.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, Qdoba Mexican Grill does compensate the larger part of survey participants for vacation days, but only about a sixth of workers can take paid time off due to illness. Qdoba Mexican Grill sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of respondents and dental coverage for more than half of workers. The list of perks also includes free drinks, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Qdoba Mexican Grill


60 %
40 %
$28,383 - $47,275
$39,663 - $78,611
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 7 votes.
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