Average Salary for Waffle House, Inc. Employees

Norcross, Ga.-based Waffle House, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Restaurant Manager to Unit Manager in the restaurant industry. Compensation for Waffle House, Inc. employees tends to be around $31K annually. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Waffle House, Inc., but how long you've been working affects income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Waffle House, Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Waffle House, Inc.
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.
[-]Restaurant Manager (7)
$26,378 - $57,483  
[-]Restaurant Manager (7)
Salary$26,807 - $50,190  
Bonus$747 - $12,724  
Profit Disbursement$212.16 - $9,393  
Total Pay$26,378 - $57,483  
[+]Waiter/Waitress (6)
$7,572 - $34,987  
[+]Waiter/Waitress (6)
Total Pay$7,572 - $34,987  
[+]Unit Manager (6)
$23,620 - $66,664  
[+]Unit Manager (6)
Salary$25,374 - $71,065  
Total Pay$23,620 - $66,664  
[+]Grill Cook (4)
$13,833 - $23,262  
[+]Grill Cook (4)
Total Pay$13,833 - $23,262  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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About This Company

Norcross, Georgia 



Waffle House

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Waffle House, Inc. for between five and ten years earn $39K on average. The largest fraction of Waffle House, Inc. people (45 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $39K per year.


Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Florida, where they average to $42K annually.


Operations Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $55K; Restaurant General Managers come in second with typical earnings amounting to about $44K, while Human Resources Managers and Restaurant Managers rank near the top as well (around $40K and $39K, respectively). Waffle House, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Human Resources Specialists (approximately $35K).

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $45K for Certified Food Protection Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of about $40K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Food Preparation among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $43K. People Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; one-third of Waffle House, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Operations Management, Training, and Hiring.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Waffle House, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and just under a third of workers participate. A majority of workers receive health insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage. Waffle House, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as stock options, a stock purchase plan, free drinks, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Waffle House, Inc.


47 %
53 %
$23,696 - $42,505
$30,639 - $45,651
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 20 votes.

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