Entry-Level Fast Food Worker Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Fast Food Workers sits in the ballpark of $7.78 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to one in eight, and less than five percent earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Fast Food Workers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Entry-Level Fast Food Workers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$13,985 - $21,852
(Median)
$14K
$18K
$22K
MEDIAN: $17,725
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$7.16 - $9.04
(Median)
$7
$7
$9
MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$13,985 - $21,852  
   
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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$14,924 - $19,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.16 - $9.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.98  
Overtime
$0.00 - $13.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$14,924 - $19,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 609
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Dominating the field, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, Wendy's International, Inc., and Burger King Corporation are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Fast Food Workers. Although salaries only range from $15K to just $21K, Chick-Fil-A Inc still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $17K. Subway Restaurant Inc, Taco Bell Corporation, and McDonald's Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Fast Food Workers earning around $16K, $16K, or $16K at each firm, respectively.

Employees at Wendy's International, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $16K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $15K and quickly nearing the top at only $19K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Burger King Corporation, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., and McDonald's Corporation. Their employees earn $16K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 12% dental benefits Dental: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 86%
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