When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $11.57 per hour) can be spotted in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn. ($9.00), Rome, Ga. (around $8.63), and Morristown, Tenn. ($8.38) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $7.63, Lawrenceville, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $9.67 per hour) in Florida.
Assistant Fast Food Managers earn the highest median pay at $9.83 per hour, followed by Restaurant Managers (around $9.52), Crew Leaders ($8.77), and Line Cooks (approximately $7.93). Earning only about $7.53 on average, Fast Food Workers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $8.90 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Hardee's folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $8.15 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Servsafe food manager certifications receive bigger paychecks ($9.75 per hour) than those without credentials. The best paid folks at Hardee's have an Associate of Business Administration (ABA), earning $10.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $9.90 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Hardee's is Customer Service; a solid majority of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Cleaning as well.
Benefits and Perks
Just under a fourth of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for more than a third of workers, and for slightly less than a third of workers, dental coverage is too. Perks also include free drinks, flexible hours, food/meals on duty, food/meal discounts, and tuition reimbursement.