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Average Salary for Waffle House, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Norcross, Ga., restaurant company Waffle House, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Unit Manager to Restaurant Manager. The median income for Waffle House, Inc. employees is $34K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at Waffle House, Inc. fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; your job title and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Waffle House, Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: Waffle House, Inc.
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Norcross, Georgia 



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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $35K per year. The largest fraction of Waffle House, Inc. people (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $39K annually on average.


Earning around $52K per year on average, Restaurant General Managers receive the most money, followed by Operations Managers ($48K), Human Resources Managers ($40K), and Unit Managers (about $39K). Human Resources Specialists at Waffle House, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($38K on average) at the company.


Residents of Atlanta, Ga. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $43K annually; other top-paying cities include Birmingham, Ala. ($39K) and the company's headquarter city of Norcross, Ga. (around $33K). Across Waffle House, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Florida earn the most, taking home approximately $40K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Food Protection Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($41K annually) than those without credentials. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $39K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in around $36K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Leadership; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $70K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Operations Management; over a third consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Recruiting, People Management, and Hiring.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, one in six workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Slightly more than half of workers can count on health insurance, and just over two-fifths of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as stock options, free drinks, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Waffle House, Inc.


50 %
50 %
$15,278 - $42,000
$27,803 - $44,491
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 19 votes.
$32,500 - $39,500
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