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Average Salary for Taco Bell Corporation Employees

Irvine, Calif.-based Taco Bell Corporation hires for positions ranging from Restaurant General Manager to Assistant Fast Food Manager in the fast food. The median salary at Taco Bell Corporation is $33K per year. Taco Bell Corporation paychecks are largely negotiated based on where you live, though your job title and your experience level are also considered. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Taco Bell Corporation
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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 ($104K annually) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. (approximately $86K), Plano, Texas ($49K), and Dallas, Texas (around $49K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($38K) in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at about $67K per year.


District Managers of Food & Facilities are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $65K annually; Fast Food District Operations Managers, Restaurant Managers, and Restaurant General Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $63K, approximately $44K, and $42K, respectively. Assistant Fast Food Managers make an average $32K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $34K per year. The largest slice of the Taco Bell Corporation workforce (35 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $40K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Safety Managers, who make $46K per year. Certified Safety Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $42K annually. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Taco Bell Corporation — these employees make the most at about $70K per year.


Employees who count Leadership among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $41K annually. A common skill in Taco Bell Corporation's work force is Customer Service; close to one-half of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Operations Management, People Management, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Slightly more than half of workers receive health insurance, and half of workers get dental coverage. Taco Bell Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as free drinks, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, stock options, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for Taco Bell Corporation


43 %
57 %
$28,106 - $45,000
$31,555 - $55,545
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 43 votes.
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