Entry-Level Fast Food Worker Salary

Entry-Level Fast Food Workers take home approximately $8.23 per hour on average. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Fast Food Workers making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in seven, and fewer than one in twenty earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,080 - $24,511
$12K
$17K
$25K
MEDIAN: $17,400
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$7.25 - $9.94
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$8
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MEDIAN: $8.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$12,080 - $24,511  
   
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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$15,120 - $21,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.25 - $9.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.92  
Overtime
$1.50 - $15.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
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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$15,120 - $21,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 948

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Subway Restaurant Inc, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Wendy's International, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, and Chick-Fil-A Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Fast Food Workers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. — the median salary there is $20K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Dunkin' Donuts, International Dairy Queen, Inc., and Macdonalds, where Entry-Level Fast Food Workers typically earn around $20K, $18K, or $18K, respectively.

Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, Burger King Corporation, and McDonald's Corporation are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($16K, $17K, and $17K respectively).

Key Stats for Fast Food Worker

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 174 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 174 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 85%
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