Entry-Level Fast Food Worker Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Fast Food Workers lies in the neighborhood of $8.20 per hour. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About a seventh enjoy medical while fewer than one in twenty get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than five percent. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Fast Food Workers making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Most Entry-Level Fast Food Workers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average.

$12,122 - $24,328
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$19K
$24K
MEDIAN: $19,156
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$7.24 - $9.88
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MEDIAN: $8.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$12,122 - $24,328  
   
Bonus
$0.74 - $789  
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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$15,098 - $20,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.24 - $9.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.91  
Overtime
$1.49 - $14.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.74 - $789  
   
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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$15,098 - $20,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 947

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Subway Restaurant Inc, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Wendy's International, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, and Chick-Fil-A Inc are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Fast Food Workers. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $20K. Also paying near the top of the field are Dunkin' Donuts at $20K, International Dairy Queen, Inc. at $18K, and Whataburger Restaurants Lp., where Entry-Level Fast Food Workers annually earn $18K.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Arby's Restaurant Group Inc ($16K), Burger King Corporation ($17K), and McDonald's Corporation ($17K).

Key Stats for Fast Food Worker

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
4%
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 86%
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