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).)
|$15,149 - $21,326|
|Hourly Rate||$7.26 - $10.00|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $0.98|
|Overtime||$1.53 - $14.97|
|Bonus||$0.81 - $783|
|Total Pay (||$15,149 - $21,326|
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Fast Food Worker
Subway Restaurant Inc, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Wendy's International, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, and Chick-Fil-A Inc are among the top companies that take on many Fast Food Workers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. — the median salary there is $20K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Dunkin' Donuts, International Dairy Queen, Inc., and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation, top-paying firms where Fast Food Workers rake in a $20K, $19K, or $19K, respectively.
With a median salary of $17K, Arby's Restaurant Group Inc provides Fast Food Workers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $23K, limiting employee salary growth. Chick-Fil-A Inc, Burger King Corporation, and Subway Restaurant Inc are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries, each pays $17K.
Pay by Experience Level for Fast Food Worker
Pay by Experience for a Fast Food Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Fast Food Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $17,000 based on 940 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fast Food Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Fast Food Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 51 salaries. A Fast Food Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $18,000 based on 20 salaries.
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