Entry-Level Fast Food Worker Salary

Average Entry-Level Fast Food Workers make around $7.94 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in eight, and less than five percent earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Fast Food Workers (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,094 - $21,532
(Median)
$14K
$18K
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MEDIAN: $18,002
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$7.18 - $9.27
(Median)
$7
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MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$14,094 - $21,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $55.75  
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).
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$14,982 - $19,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.18 - $9.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.82  
Overtime
$1.21 - $13.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $55.75  
   
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).
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$14,982 - $19,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 831
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Fast Food Workers include McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, Wendy's International, Inc., and Chick-Fil-A Inc. Those at International Dairy Queen, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $19K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation, and Dunkin' Donuts, where earnings of $18K, $18K, or $18K are standard for Entry-Level Fast Food Workers.

Pay for Entry-Level Fast Food Workers is the lowest at Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, which has a median salary of $16K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $19K. Employees at Hardee's, Burger King Corporation, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. can also expect below-average earnings of $16K.

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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 86%
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