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Average Salary for Qdoba Mexican Grill Employees

A typical Qdoba Mexican Grill employee can expect to make $40K per year. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, your job title and your city are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Qdoba Mexican Grill. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Qdoba Mexican Grill typically pays:
below market
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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 (8)
$27,781 - $58,299  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (8)
Salary$27,835 - $55,366  
Bonus$458.69 - $7,966  
Total Pay$27,781 - $58,299  
[+]Assistant General Manager (AGM) (3)
$20,882 - $51,309  
[+]Assistant General Manager (AGM) (3)
Salary$24,751 - $49,353  
Bonus$155.05 - $4,499  
Total Pay$20,882 - $51,309  
[+]Marketing Specialist (3)
$35,486 - $63,076  
[+]Marketing Specialist (3)
Salary$37,583 - $60,566  
Total Pay$35,486 - $63,076  
[+]Cashier (2)
$15,672 - $20,258  
[+]Cashier (2)
Total Pay$15,672 - $20,258  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
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: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
United States (change)

Years of Experience

For those with five or more years experience, average earnings amount to approximately $46K. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of Qdoba Mexican Grill people (45 percent) have been in their field for one to four years and earn $38K annually.


Typically, Marketing Specialists are the best paid with salaries hovering at around $47K; Restaurant General Managers, Restaurant Managers, and Assistant General Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $39K, about $38K, and $32K, respectively.


Across its U.S. offices, the state of Washington pays Qdoba Mexican Grill the most — around $47K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $37K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Qdoba Mexican Grill compensates B.A. in Public Relations (PR)-holders the most at $46K annually.


Skill-wise, employees who report Order Inventory as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $45K on average. A common skill in Qdoba Mexican Grill's work force is Customer Service; more than two-fifths of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Scheduling, Inventory Management, and Inventory Control.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. As for time away from work, Qdoba Mexican Grill does compensate a majority of workers for vacation days, but only about one in four workers can take paid time off due to illness. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for more than half of workers, and a little over a half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include free drinks, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

48 %
52 %
$34,465 - $46,433
$31,407 - $61,042
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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