Average Salary for Taco Bell Corporation Employees

Operating out of Irvine, Calif., fast food company Taco Bell Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Restaurant General Manager to Assistant Fast Food Manager. The average employee at Taco Bell Corporation takes home $33K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Taco Bell Corporation fluctuate depending on geography; what you do at the company and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. 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 (about $104K annually) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. ($86K), Seattle, Wash. ($67K), and Detroit, Mich. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Cincinnati, Ohio — at approximately $38K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to around $68K per year.


The highest average salaries go to District Managers of Food & Facilities, who bring in close to $65K annually, though Fast Food District Operations Managers are not far behind at approximately $63K along with Restaurant General Managers ($41K) and Restaurant Managers (around $40K). Assistant Fast Food Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $31K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $34K per year on average. The largest fraction of Taco Bell Corporation people (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn around $40K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Safety Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $46K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Safety Manager is rewarded with median pay of $42K annually. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in $70K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $42K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Taco Bell Corporation is Customer Service; more than two-fifths of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Operations Management, People Management, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

Taco Bell Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for about one-half and dental coverage for more than two-fifths of workers. Privileges also include free drinks, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and stock options.

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Key Stats for Taco Bell Corporation


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$26,594 - $46,299
$30,727 - $50,912
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

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