Operations Managers earn the highest median pay at about $13.27 per hour, followed by Restaurant Managers (approximately $12.94), Assistant Fast Food Managers ($10.17), and Customer Service Representatives (around $8.50). Financial compensation for Cashiers is rather low — on average only $7.99 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($12.41 per hour) can be spotted in Richardson, Texas; San Antonio, Texas ($11.49), Cedar Park, Texas ($10.50), and Dallas, Texas (approximately $9.50) are the next top-paying cities. Pensacola, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at $8.24. Across Whataburger Restaurants Lp.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Oklahoma earn the most, taking home around $11.50 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $10.61 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Whataburger Restaurants Lp. employees (53 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $8.97 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Servsafe food manager certifications, who make about $11.93 per hour. Employees who have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) make the most here, hauling in $13.75 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Scheduling; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $12.99 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, a solid majority of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Food Preparation, People Management, and Cash Handling are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Just an eighth of respondents receive paid time off. A 401(k) program is available, and two in five workers use it to save for retirement. A majority of workers receive health insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage. Other privileges include food/meal discounts, free drinks, flexible hours, and life insurance.