Restaurant Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $13.61 per hour — though Operations Managers, Assistant Fast Food Managers, and Restaurant Cooks also do fairly well at approximately $13.04, about $10.15, and $8.65, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Whataburger Restaurants Lp. are Cashiers — the median salary for this role approaches $8.01.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $12.41 per hour) can be spotted in Richardson, Texas; Dallas, Texas ($11.94), San Antonio, Texas (about $11.52), and Albuquerque, N.M. (approximately $8.85) are the next top-paying cities. At $7.61, Lubbock, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Whataburger Restaurants Lp. pays its Texas employees the most; the pay rate there is around $9.75 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $10.31 per hour. The largest fraction of Whataburger Restaurants Lp. people (54 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $9.29 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Food Protection Professionals, who make around $13.12 per hour. At Whataburger Restaurants Lp., employees who hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) receive the highest pay at about $13.75.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Scheduling; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $13.47 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Whataburger Restaurants Lp. is Customer Service, with a strong majority considering it a key competency. Food Preparation, People Management, and Cash Handling are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Whataburger Restaurants Lp.; the company rewards only one in seven survey participants with paid vacation time and only 23 percent with sick leave. More than two-fifths of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For a majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and just over a half of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are food/meal discounts, free drinks, flexible hours, and life insurance.