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Average Salary for Waffle House, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, Waffle House, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the restaurant industry, from Unit Manager to Restaurant Manager. Waffle House, Inc. generally pays its employees $30K per year. Your role at the company is weighted most heavily when it comes to salary consideration at Waffle House, Inc.; your experience level has a (lesser) effect as well. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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.
[-]Unit Manager (7)
$23,891 - $65,957  
[-]Unit Manager (7)
Salary$24,134 - $74,266  
Bonus$1,593 - $21,597  
Total Pay$23,891 - $65,957  
[+]Restaurant Manager (7)
$26,346 - $57,542  
[+]Restaurant Manager (7)
Salary$26,970 - $50,291  
Bonus$735 - $12,550  
Profit Disbursement$280.89 - $5,613  
Total Pay$26,346 - $57,542  
[+]Waiter/Waitress (6)
$7,308 - $35,329  
[+]Waiter/Waitress (6)
Total Pay$7,308 - $35,329  
[+]Grill Cook (4)
$13,448 - $23,166  
[+]Grill Cook (4)
Total Pay$13,448 - $23,166  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Waffle House, Inc. Details

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Years of Experience

Respondents with a company tenure of five to ten years tend to make $39K. A typical employee has one to four years of experience and earns about $39K annually.


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


Operations Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $57K; Restaurant General Managers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $44K, while Human Resources Managers and Restaurant Managers rank near the top as well (around $42K and approximately $40K, respectively). At $34K, Human Resources Specialists are among the lowest paid at Waffle House, Inc.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Food Protection Professional s receive bigger paychecks ($45K) than those without credentials. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at $41K annually.


Skill-wise, employees who report Leadership as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning about $47K on average. People Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; roughly one in three of Waffle House, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Operations Management, Training, and Inventory Management.

Benefits and Perks

Just under a third of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). More than half of workers can count on health insurance, and approximately half have dental coverage as a benefit. Waffle House, Inc. folks also make good use of stock options, a stock purchase plan, free drinks, life insurance, and relocation expenses.

Key Stats

46 %
54 %
$23,253 - $45,000
$30,521 - $45,876
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 19 votes.

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