Entry-Level Fast Food Worker Salary

The average Entry-Level Fast Food Worker earns approximately $8.21 per hour. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Fast Food Workers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to about a seventh, and fewer than one in twenty earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$12,122 - $24,328
$12K
$19K
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MEDIAN: $19,156
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$7.24 - $9.89
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MEDIAN: $8.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$12,122 - $24,328  
   
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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$15,106 - $21,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.24 - $9.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.94  
Overtime
$1.50 - $14.99  
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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$15,106 - $21,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 923

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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. Entry-Level Fast Food Workers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., where the average salary comes to $20K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Dunkin' Donuts, International Dairy Queen, Inc., and Macdonalds, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Fast Food Workers rake in a $20K, $18K, or $18K, respectively.

Workers at Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, Burger King Corporation, and McDonald's Corporation also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $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 167 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 167 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 86%
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