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Entry-Level Fast Food Worker Salary

Entry-Level Fast Food Workers can expect wages of $7.77 per hour on average. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Fast Food Workers making up 55 percent of survey respondents. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in eight, and fewer than one in twenty earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,985 - $21,852
(Median)
$14K
$18K
$22K
MEDIAN: $17,725
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$7.16 - $8.99
(Median)
$7
$7
$9
MEDIAN: $7.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$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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$14,920 - $19,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.16 - $8.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.82  
Overtime
$0.00 - $13.92  
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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$14,920 - $19,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 584

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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. Chick-Fil-A Inc offers the best pay with a median salary of $17K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $16K and maxing out at just $21K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Taco Bell Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, and McDonald's Corporation, where earnings of $16K, $16K, or $16K are standard for Entry-Level Fast Food Workers.

Wendy's International, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $16K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $19K and scope of pay is rather limited. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Burger King Corporation, and McDonald's Corporation. Their employees earn $16K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 12% dental benefits Dental: 5%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 86%
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