Earning $13.27 per hour on average, Operations Managers receive the most money, followed by Restaurant Managers ($12.95), Assistant Fast Food Managers (about $10.03), and Restaurant Cooks ($9.24). Cashiers make an average around $8.01, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $10.61 per hour. The largest slice of the Whataburger Restaurants Lp. workforce (58 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $9.10 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($10.98 per hour) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Dallas, Texas ($10.72), Cedar Park, Texas (around $10.50), and Tomball, Texas (approximately $8.89) are the next top-paying cities. Pensacola, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at about $8.24. By state, Whataburger Restaurants Lp. employees make the most in Oklahoma, earning approximately $11.50 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $12.04 per hour for Servsafe food manager certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Whataburger Restaurants Lp. compensates Associate of Applied Science (AAS)-holders the most at about $13.75 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $13.02 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a solid majority of employees surveyed report using it at work. Food Preparation, People Management, and Cash Handling are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
One in eight workers — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Just over two-fifths of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of respondents, and for around half, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include food/meal discounts, free drinks, life insurance, and flexible hours.