When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $18.00 per hour) can be spotted in Redding, Calif.; Upland, Calif. (about $12.50), Fresno, Calif. ($10.74), and Hacienda Heights, Calif. ($9.50) are the next top-paying cities. Las Vegas, Nev. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $8.88, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to $10.21 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Restaurant General Managers, who bring in close to $16.00 per hour, though Restaurant Assistant Managers are not far behind at $12.00 along with Crew Leaders (about $9.98) and General Team Leaders (approximately $9.83). Carl's Jr. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Fast Food Workers ($9.25 on average).
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $11.00 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (62 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $9.79 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Safety Managers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $20.00 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Food Preparation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $10.08 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Carl's Jr. workforce; a majority of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Cash Handling, Cleaning, and Sales were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly one in three workers can count on health insurance, and roughly a fourth of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Carl's Jr. employees also enjoy perks such as food/meal discounts and free drinks.