Average Salary for Taco Bell Corporation Employees

Taco Bell Corporation is a fast food sector firm headquartered in Irvine, Calif. that hires for Restaurant General Manager positions, Assistant Fast Food Manager roles, and more. A typical Taco Bell Corporation employee can expect to make $32K per year. Taco Bell Corporation paychecks are largely negotiated based on geography, though your job title and your experience level are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Taco Bell Corporation typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Taco Bell Corporation
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 (40)
$32,236 - $59,085  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (40)
Salary$32,246 - $53,792  
Bonus$1,500 - $9,826  
Total Pay$32,236 - $59,085  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (18)
$19,866 - $36,241  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (18)
Salary$22,500 - $33,857  
Bonus$0.00 - $5,960  
Total Pay$19,866 - $36,241  
[+]Cashier (13)
$14,851 - $20,497  
[+]Cashier (13)
Bonus$1.19 - $435.23  
Total Pay$14,851 - $20,497  
[+]Fast Food Worker (11)
$15,005 - $18,669  
[+]Fast Food Worker (11)
Total Pay$15,005 - $18,669  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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 ($71K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Irvine; Dallas (approximately $49K), Nashville (around $44K), and Denver ($40K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Indianapolis at about $27K. Taco Bell Corporation workers in California earn the most — $67K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to District Managers of Food & Facilities, who earn $65K, closely trailed by Fast Food District Operations Managers ($58K), Restaurant General Managers (around $41K), and Restaurant Managers ($40K). Assistant Fast Food Managers are among the lowest paid at approximately $31K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make about $32K. The largest fraction of Taco Bell Corporation people (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $37K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Safety Managers receive bigger paychecks (approximately $42K) than those without credentials. Salaries typically rise to $39K per year for accredited Certified Safety Professionals. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); Taco Bell Corporation awards about $70K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Leadership seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $39K. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Operations Management, People Management, and Training are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a fair portion of workers use it to save for retirement. Just over a half of workers have health insurance, and benefits for close to one-half of workers also include dental insurance. Some other perks are free drinks, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, stock options, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for Taco Bell Corporation


42 %
58 %
$27,148 - $44,365
$29,128 - $55,818
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 44 votes.

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