Entry-Level Fast Food Worker Salary

Entry-Level Fast Food Workers can expect wages of $7.80 per hour on average. Medical benefits are awarded to around one in eight, and less than five percent earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Fast Food Workers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Fast Food Workers making up 53 percent of survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,497 - $21,852

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$7.16 - $9.09

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$14,497 - $21,852  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $55.00  
Total Pay (?
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$14,944 - $19,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.16 - $9.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.96  
Overtime
$0.00 - $13.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $55.00  
   
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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$14,944 - $19,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 623
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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Fast Food Workers, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, Wendy's International, Inc., and Burger King Corporation are leading firms in the industry. Entry-Level Fast Food Workers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Whataburger Restaurants Lp., where the average salary comes to $17K. Entry-Level Fast Food Workers can also look forward to large paychecks at Chick-Fil-A Inc ($17K), Subway Restaurant Inc ($16K), and Taco Bell Corporation ($16K).

Salaries are easily beat at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., where median pay comes to just $16K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $15K and ending at $18K, range in salary is rather small. Burger King Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., and McDonald's Corporation also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $16K for all three.

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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

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