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Entry-Level Fast Food Worker Salary

The average Entry-Level Fast Food Worker can expect to rake in roughly $7.75 per hour. Men working as Entry-Level Fast Food Workers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one-eighth, and less than five percent earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$7.16 - $8.98
(Median)
$7
$7
$9
MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.16 - $8.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.85  
Overtime
$0.00 - $13.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$14,915 - $18,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 579

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McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, Wendy's International, Inc., and Burger King Corporation are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Fast Food Workers in this area. Entry-Level Fast Food Workers in search of the best pay head to Chick-Fil-A Inc, where the median salary rolls in at $17K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $21K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $15K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Taco Bell Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, and McDonald's Corporation, where earnings of $17K, $16K, or $16K are standard for Entry-Level Fast Food Workers.

Entry-Level Fast Food Workers will find the worst pay at Wendy's International, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $16K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $19K, leaving little room for growth. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Burger King Corporation, and McDonald's Corporation. They all pay $16K.

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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

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