Average Hourly Rate for Waffle House, Inc. Employees

Waffle House, Inc., another name in the ever-expanding restaurant, welcomes job seekers of all trades. Headquartered in Norcross, Ga., the company has open positions ranging from Grill Cook to Server. Waffle House, Inc. offers employees an average of $8.75 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $15.00. The most important factor affecting pay for Waffle House, Inc. employees is where you live, though your role at the company and how long you've been working play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.13 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Norcross, Ga.; Snellville, Ga. (around $13.25), Mobile, Ala. (about $12.82), and Atlanta, Ga. ($9.50) are the next top-paying cities. Spartanburg, S.C. is near the bottom for pay at. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Alabama, where the average salary is $9.72 per hour.


Trainee Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $11.08 per hour; Line Cooks, Short Order Cooks, and Restaurant Cooks also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $10.56, around $10.24, and $9.59, respectively. Waffle House, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Waiters or Waitresses ( on average).

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $8.99 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (51 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $8.31 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $15.40 per hour for Comptia A+ Service Technicians; non-accredited workers make much less. Those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at Waffle House, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach about $13.80 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Equipment Maintenance in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $17.57 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; over a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Word, Data Entry, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Perks cover health insurance for just over two-fifths of workers and dental coverage for over a third of workers. Some other advantages of working at Waffle House, Inc. are stock options, a stock purchase plan, christmas bonus, free drinks, none (contract-based), and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Waffle House, Inc.


56 %
44 %
Hourly Rate
$2 - $9
Hourly Rate
$8 - $11
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 36 votes.

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