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 $34K per year on average. Geography influences pay for Taco Bell Corporation workers the most, followed by your role at the company and your experience level. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Taco Bell Corporation
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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 (51)
$33,476 - $56,991  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (51)
Salary$33,205 - $52,193  
Bonus$1,472 - $9,744  
Total Pay$33,476 - $56,991  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (17)
$18,464 - $36,920  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (17)
Salary$25,760 - $35,624  
Bonus$209.14 - $5,794  
Total Pay$18,464 - $36,920  
[+]Cashier (15)
$14,930 - $19,289  
[+]Cashier (15)
Bonus$3.14 - $322.52  
Total Pay$14,930 - $19,289  
[+]Fast Food Worker (13)
$15,064 - $18,422  
[+]Fast Food Worker (13)
Total Pay$15,064 - $18,422  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203

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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.; Phoenix, Ariz. (around $100K), the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. (approximately $85K), and Detroit, Mich. (about $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Charlotte, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at $39K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $66K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to District Managers of Food & Facilities, who earn an average approximately $65K annually, closely trailed by Fast Food District Operations Managers ($63K), Restaurant Managers ($44K), and Restaurant General Managers (about $43K). Assistant Fast Food Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $32K.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $34K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Taco Bell Corporation folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average approximately $39K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Safety Managers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $46K per year. Earning a Certified Safety Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $42K annually on average. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in about $70K per year.


When it comes to skills, Leadership seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $45K 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 usually know Operations Management, People Management, and Training as well.

Benefits and Perks

A solid majority of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Taco Bell Corporation provides health insurance to slightly more than half of workers, and nearly one-half do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes free drinks, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Taco Bell Corporation


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60 %
$28,891 - $45,332
$31,166 - $55,089
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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