Entry-Level Fast Food Worker Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Fast Food Workers lies in the neighborhood of $7.94 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in eight, and less than five percent earn dental coverage. Male Entry-Level Fast Food Workers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,094 - $21,532
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MEDIAN: $18,002
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$7.18 - $9.27
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MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$14,094 - $21,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $55.75  
Total Pay (?
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$14,982 - $19,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.18 - $9.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.82  
Overtime
$1.21 - $13.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $55.75  
   
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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$14,982 - $19,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 831
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McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, Wendy's International, Inc., and Chick-Fil-A Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Fast Food Workers. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, International Dairy Queen, Inc. offers the most; Entry-Level Fast Food Workers earn $19K on average there. Other leaders in compensation levels are Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. at $18K, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation at $18K, and Dunkin' Donuts, where Entry-Level Fast Food Workers annually earn $18K.

With a median salary of $16K, Arby's Restaurant Group Inc provides Entry-Level Fast Food Workers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $19K, limiting employee salary growth. Employees at Hardee's, Burger King Corporation, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. can also expect below-average earnings of $16K.

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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

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