Average Salary for Whataburger Restaurants Lp. Employees

Corpus Christi, Texas-based Whataburger Restaurants Lp. hires for positions ranging from Restaurant General Manager to Restaurant Manager in the restaurant sector. The typical salary at Whataburger Restaurants Lp. is $39K per year. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level and your role at the company are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Whataburger Restaurants Lp. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Whataburger Restaurants Lp. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
at market
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 (7)
$33,680 - $72,681  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (7)
Salary$29,760 - $59,755  
Bonus$1,322 - $20,353  
Total Pay$33,680 - $72,681  
[+]Restaurant Manager (5)
$24,736 - $53,142  
[+]Restaurant Manager (5)
Salary$27,077 - $50,713  
Bonus$812 - $12,556  
Total Pay$24,736 - $53,142  
[+]Cashier (4)
$14,741 - $21,099  
[+]Cashier (4)
Bonus$5.42 - $439.95  
Total Pay$14,741 - $21,099  
[+]Fast Food Worker (3)
$14,591 - $18,884  
[+]Fast Food Worker (3)
Total Pay$14,591 - $18,884  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 ($59K annually) can be spotted in San Antonio; Dallas (around $55K), Mansfield (about $45K), and Houston (approximately $40K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Jacksonville at $40K. Whataburger Restaurants Lp. workers in Texas earn the most — $49K per year on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $41K. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $50K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $54K annually.


Restaurant General Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $44K; Restaurant Managers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $42K.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn $45K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Food Protection Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at around $43K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Whataburger Restaurants Lp. pays those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management the most — $65K.


Skill-wise, employees who report Financial Analysis as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning about $60K on average. A garden variety skill at Whataburger Restaurants Lp. is People Management; more than a third of Whataburger Restaurants Lp.'s people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Operations Management, Customer Service, and Inventory Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only 42 percent for the company enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A 401(k) program is available, and a fair portion of workers use it to save for retirement. At Whataburger Restaurants Lp., more than half of workers have health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Whataburger Restaurants Lp.


45 %
55 %
$20,134 - $61,743
$28,596 - $64,859
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 15 votes.

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