Average Hourly Rate for Taco Bell Corporation Employees

Operating out of Irvine, Calif., fast food company Taco Bell Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Cashier to Fast Food Worker. Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $14.59), people who work for Taco Bell Corporation earn a median wage of $8.94 per hour. Your city influences pay for Taco Bell Corporation workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and your role at the company. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

Irvine, California 


Fast food, Restaurant

Taco Bell, Taco Bell Restaurants, Tacobell

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $18.00 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo. ($10.00), Grand Rapids, Mich. (about $9.82), and West Palm Beach, Fla. ($9.75) are the next top-paying cities. Virginia Beach, Va. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $7.58, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across Taco Bell Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home $10.14 per hour.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Taco Bell Corporation for between five and 10 years earn about $10.30 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Taco Bell Corporation workforce (68 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $8.77 per hour.


Earning around $10.81 per hour on average, Assistant Fast Food Managers receive the most money, followed by Fast Food Managers ($10.06), General Team Leaders (approximately $10.02), and Restaurant Managers ($9.76). Near the bottom at Taco Bell Corporation are Cashiers, pulling in an average of just $8.11.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Servsafe food manager certifications, who make $10.52 per hour. At Taco Bell Corporation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest pay at about $17.50.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be People Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $10.15 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; a solid majority consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Cleaning as well.

Benefits and Perks

Over a third of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for close to two-fifths of workers, and for roughly a third of workers, dental coverage is too. Taco Bell Corporation also dishes out privileges such as free drinks, flexible hours, life insurance, food/meal discounts, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Taco Bell Corporation


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45 %
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$8 - $10
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$7 - $10
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 114 votes.

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