Fast Food Worker Salary
|Salary||$12,365 - $39,931|
|Bonus||$0.81 - $783|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$15,142 - $21,241|
|Hourly Rate||$7.26 - $9.98|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $0.94|
|Overtime||$1.52 - $14.94|
|Bonus||$0.81 - $783|
|Total Pay (||$15,142 - $21,241|
Job Description for Fast Food Worker
Fast food workers are responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction at their fast food restaurant. They make sure the customer’s order is received in a timely and accurate manner; depending on their establishment and position, a fast food worker may be trained in handling food before, during and after preparation. If they take customer orders, fast food workers are responsible for entering orders accurately and operating a cash register. If they are responsible for food preparation, the fast food worker ensures that orders are prepared properly, quickly and in the correct order.Read More...
Most fast food workers work indoors in a climate-controlled environment. Some restaurants may require fast food workers to go outside and take orders from cars if the drive-thru is particularly busy. Additionally, some fast food establishments have an outdoor dining area where fast food workers take orders from customers and maintain general cleanliness of the area. When handling food, fast food workers must adhere to all safety and sanitary regulations and guidelines; they also need to provide high-quality customer service at all times and ensure dining areas are clean.
A high school diploma or equivalent may be required for fast food worker positions; however, individuals may obtain the job with no education. Previous experience in fast food or customer service may be required or preferred as well. Training for fast food positions is generally provided on the job, with an experienced team member providing training and the worker learning about safety and health standards through video, computer or in-person training by a supervisor or manager.
Fast Food Worker Tasks
- Greet and receive customer orders and payment while offering menu information, answering questions, and up-selling.
- Assist with kitchen prep.
- Clean and stock work and customer areas.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Fast Food Worker
Fast Food Workers flock to Subway Restaurant Inc, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Wendy's International, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, and Chick-Fil-A Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. offers the most; Fast Food Workers earn $20K on average there. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Dunkin' Donuts, International Dairy Queen, Inc., and Jack in the Box, Inc., top-paying firms where Fast Food Workers rake in a $20K, $19K, or $19K, respectively.
Fast Food Workers will find the worst pay at Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, where the median salary crawls in at $17K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $23K, leaving little room for growth. Workers at Burger King Corporation, Macdonalds, and Chick-Fil-A Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for each of these employers come to $17K.
Pay by Experience Level for Fast Food Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $17K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $18K. Fast Food Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $19K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $18K on average.
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