An average Entry-Level Fast Food Worker can expect to take home roughly $8.18 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men working as Entry-Level Fast Food Workers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. Nearly one in seven enjoy medical while less than five percent get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,365 - $22,583
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$16K
$23K
MEDIAN: $15,644
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$7.22 - $9.82
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$7
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$12,365 - $22,583  
   
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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$15,078 - $20,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.22 - $9.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.91  
Overtime
$1.49 - $14.84  
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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$15,078 - $20,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 910
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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. Although Dunkin' Donuts offers the highest salaries (median pay is $20K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $16K to $25K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation, and Taco Bell Corporation, where earnings of $20K, $19K, or $17K are standard for Entry-Level Fast Food Workers.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Arby's Restaurant Group Inc ($16K), Burger King Corporation ($17K), and McDonald's Corporation ($17K).

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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

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