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Average Salary for Taco Bell Corporation Employees

Based in Irvine, Calif.,fast food player Taco Bell Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Restaurant General Manager and Assistant Fast Food Manager positions. Taco Bell Corporation employees bring home $33K annually on average. Geography influences pay for Taco Bell Corporation workers the most, followed by what you do at the company and how long you've been working. 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 per year) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. ($86K), Plano, Texas (around $49K), and Dallas, Texas ($49K) are the next top-paying cities. Cincinnati, Ohio ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $38K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Taco Bell Corporation the most — $67K annually on average.


The highest paychecks go to District Managers of Food & Facilities, who earn an average about $65K per year, closely trailed by Fast Food District Operations Managers ($63K), Restaurant Managers (approximately $44K), and Restaurant General Managers ($42K). Financial compensation for Assistant Fast Food Managers is rather low — on average only $32K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $34K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Taco Bell Corporation employees (35 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn approximately $40K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Safety Managers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $46K annually. Earning a Certified Safety Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $42K per year on average. The best paid folks at Taco Bell Corporation have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning around $70K annually.


Employees who count Leadership among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $41K per year. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one-half of Taco Bell Corporation's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Operations Management, People Management, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For a little over a half of workers, benefits include health insurance, and one-half of workers get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are free drinks, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, stock options, and a company 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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