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Average Salary for Whataburger Restaurants Lp. Employees

Based in Corpus Christi, Texas,restaurant player Whataburger Restaurants Lp. offers many employment opportunities, including Restaurant General Manager and Restaurant Manager positions. Employees at Whataburger Restaurants Lp. make $40K per year on average. At Whataburger Restaurants Lp., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your city — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and your job title each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Whataburger Restaurants Lp. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Chick-Fil-A Inc, Taco Bell Corporation, Cici's Pizza
Employer: Whataburger Restaurants Lp.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (8)
$32,026 - $74,537  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (8)
Salary$32,664 - $61,535  
Bonus$1,392 - $20,717  
Total Pay$32,026 - $74,537  
[+]Restaurant Manager (7)
$24,324 - $54,344  
[+]Restaurant Manager (7)
Salary$28,947 - $54,181  
Bonus$730 - $11,874  
Total Pay$24,324 - $54,344  
[+]Cashier (5)
$14,984 - $23,107  
[+]Cashier (5)
Bonus$9.15 - $608  
Total Pay$14,984 - $23,107  
[+]Fast Food Worker (3)
$14,553 - $18,802  
[+]Fast Food Worker (3)
Total Pay$14,553 - $18,802  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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About This Company

Corpus Christi, Texas 


Restaurant, Food

Whataburger, Whataburger Corporation

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($55K annually) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Dallas, Texas ($46K), Mansfield, Texas (approximately $45K), and Houston, Texas (around $43K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where salaries average out at about $49K per year.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $45K annually on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $49K per year on average. The largest fraction of Whataburger Restaurants Lp. people (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $47K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Restaurant General Managers — their earnings average $46K per year. Restaurant Managers are a close second at $43K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $46K per year. Certified Food Protection Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $43K annually. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Whataburger Restaurants Lp. come out on top, and their salaries approach $47K per year.


When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $46K annually. People Management is a popular skill among Whataburger Restaurants Lp. workers, with more than a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Leadership, and Inventory Management.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Whataburger Restaurants Lp. has room for improvement — only two-fifths of survey participants are paid for vacation and sick time. A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of employees, and the larger part of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Whataburger Restaurants Lp.


46 %
54 %
$20,426 - $63,187
$34,000 - $50,868
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 18 votes.
$42,000 - $60,000
United States (change)

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