Restaurant Managers earn the highest median pay at $12.31 per hour, followed by Assistant Fast Food Managers ($10.75), Restaurant Cooks ($9.65), and Fast Food Cooks (approximately $9.21). Earning only around $7.89 on average, Fast Food Workers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Whataburger Restaurants Lp. for between five and 10 years earn about $10.36 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Whataburger Restaurants Lp. employees (66 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $8.63 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $11.50 per hour) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Tulsa, Okla. ($10.72), Portland, Texas ($10.45), and the company's headquarter city of Corpus Christi, Texas (around $10.12) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $8.00) is Tomball, Texas. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $9.00 per hour) in Oklahoma.
Certifications and Degrees
Servsafe food manager certifications earn $11.94 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; Whataburger Restaurants Lp. awards around $8.15 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Inventory Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $12.80 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; most of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include People Management, Food Preparation, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
Whataburger Restaurants Lp. lets only 29 percent take paid vacation and only 43 percent take sick leave. A fair number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A solid majority of respondents receive health insurance, and a majority of survey participants get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are free drinks, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.