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Average Salary for Taco Bell Corporation Employees

Based in Irvine, California, fast food industry player Taco Bell Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Restaurant General Manager and Assistant Fast Food Manager positions. Taco Bell Corporation generally pays its employees $32K per year. Geography plays the largest role in compensation at Taco Bell Corporation, but your job title and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Taco Bell Corporation typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Taco Bell Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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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 (39)
$30,826 - $59,190  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (39)
Salary$30,394 - $53,924  
Bonus$1,464 - $9,000  
Total Pay$30,826 - $59,190  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (21)
$20,273 - $38,391  
[+]Assistant Manager, Fast Food (21)
Salary$24,240 - $34,623  
Bonus$0.00 - $5,817  
Total Pay$20,273 - $38,391  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (13)
$16,843 - $43,146  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (13)
Salary$24,903 - $42,168  
Bonus$78.46 - $4,123  
Total Pay$16,843 - $43,146  
[+]Cashier (12)
$14,819 - $20,690  
[+]Cashier (12)
Bonus$4.35 - $491.94  
Total Pay$14,819 - $20,690  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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Taco Bell Corporation Details

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; Detroit ($65K), Dallas (around $49K), and Nashville (about $44K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Indianapolis at $27K. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — approximately $67K per year on average.


Earning $65K on average, District Managers of Food & Facilities receive the most money, followed by Fast Food District Operations Managers ($58K), Restaurant General Managers (about $41K), and Restaurant Managers (approximately $35K). Assistant Fast Food Managers make around $31K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $32K. Overall, the greater share of Taco Bell Corporation folks have five to nine years of experience and earn around $36K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Safety Managers, who make $42K. Earning a Certified Safety Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $39K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); Taco Bell Corporation awards about $70K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $39K. One of the more prevalent skills at Taco Bell Corporation is Customer Service, with a little more than half considering it a key competency. Operations Management, People Management, and Training round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

A fair portion of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For just over a half of workers, benefits include health insurance, and more than two-fifths of workers get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are free drinks, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

42 %
58 %
$26,500 - $44,674
$29,128 - $54,652
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

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