Average Hourly Rate for Papa John's Pizza Employees

Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., Papa John's Pizza offers a range of employment opportunities in the eating and drinking places, from Delivery Driver to Restaurant Assistant Manager. Papa John's Pizza workers report earning an average of $9.42 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $15.22. Papa John's Pizza paychecks are largely negotiated based on your city, though what you do at the company and your experience level are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Papa John's Pizza Hourly Rate


Delivery Driver
41 profiles

Restaurant Assistant Manager
22 profiles

Pizza Delivery Driver
21 profiles

United States (change)

Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker
14 profiles

Restaurant Manager
12 profiles

General Manager, Restaurant
10 profiles

Customer Service Representative (CSR)
10 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 256
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Find out more about pay at Papa John's Pizza

About This Company

Louisville, Kentucky 40299


Eating and Drinking Places, Restaurant

Source: Freebase


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $18.88 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Louisville, Ky.; Portland, Ore. ($10.25), Charlotte, N.C. ($10.00), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($9.92) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Forest Park, Ga. — at around $7.28, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Kentucky offers the highest pay at about $12.25 per hour.


Operations Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $10.88 per hour on average; Restaurant Assistant Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $10.82, followed by Assistant Fast Food Managers earning $10.10 and Customer Service Representatives making approximately $7.92. Financial compensation for Pizza Delivery Drivers is rather low — on average only about $7.15 — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Papa John's Pizza for between five and 10 years earn around $10.30 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Papa John's Pizza workforce (72 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $9.16 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Servsafe food manager certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $10.53 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding pay and education, Papa John's Pizza pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) the most — $15.25.


When it comes to skills, Training seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $10.40 per hour. A garden variety skill at Papa John's Pizza is Customer Service; the larger part of Papa John's Pizza's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Team Leadership, Food Preparation, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

Papa John's Pizza lets only one in six survey participants take paid vacation and only one in ten employees take sick leave. Papa John's Pizza sponsors a 401(k) program, and more than a third of workers use this option to save for their retirement. About a third of workers can count on health insurance, and slightly more than a fifth of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Papa John's Pizza employees also enjoy perks such as flexible hours, food/meal discounts, free drinks, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for Papa John's Pizza


40 %
60 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $10
Hourly Rate
$7 - $11

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for Papa John's Pizza

  1. Houston, Texas
  2. Louisville, Kentucky
  3. Phoenix, Arizona
  4. Charlotte, North Carolina

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