Average Salary for Taco Bell Corporation Employees

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Taco Bell Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the fast food, from Restaurant General Manager to Assistant Fast Food Manager. Employees at Taco Bell Corporation make $33K per year on average. 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. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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. (around $86K), Detroit, Mich. ($65K), and Vancouver, Wash. (approximately $64K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Linton, Ind. at $34K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $68K per year) in California.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are District Managers of Food & Facilities, Fast Food District Operations Managers, Restaurant General Managers, and Restaurant Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $65K annually, the other salaries come in at approximately $63K, $41K, and around $40K, respectively. Taco Bell Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Restaurant Assistant Managers (about $31K on average).

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $33K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $40K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Safety Managers receive bigger paychecks ($46K per year) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to about $42K annually for accredited Certified Safety Professionals. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); Taco Bell Corporation awards approximately $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 $44K per year. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-half of Taco Bell Corporation's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Operations Management, People Management, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

A solid majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At Taco Bell Corporation, more than two-fifths of workers have health insurance, and just over two-fifths of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are free drinks, life insurance, stock options, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Taco Bell Corporation


45 %
55 %
$28,033 - $46,299
$31,165 - $53,490
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 36 votes.

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