Average Hourly Rate for Waffle House, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Norcross, Ga., Waffle House, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the restaurant, from Grill Cook to Server. Waffle House, Inc. workers earn an average of $8.02 per hour normally and $15.61 during overtime hours. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level and your city are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Waffle House, Inc. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Waffle House, Inc. Hourly Rate


Grill Cook
29 profiles

25 profiles

18 profiles

United States (change)

Line Cook
6 profiles

Cook, Short Order
4 profiles

Head Chef/Cook
3 profiles

Cook, Restaurant
3 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 103
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About This Company

Norcross, Georgia 



Waffle House

Source: Freebase


Head Chefs & Cooks are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $12.50 per hour on average; Line Cooks are next on the list, bringing in close to $10.74, followed by Short Order Cooks earning $10.63 and Grill Cooks making $9.74. Among the lower-paid positions at Waffle House, Inc. are Servers — the median salary for this role approaches.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Waffle House, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn approximately $8.84 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Waffle House, Inc. employees (58 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $7.96 per hour on average.


Residents of Greenville, S.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $9.86 per hour; other top-paying cities include Kennesaw, Ga. (approximately $9.74) and Mobile, Ala. (about $7.45). Newnan, Ga. is near the bottom for pay at. Waffle House, Inc. workers in South Carolina earn the most — $9.50 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a HVAC Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $17.64 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding pay and education, Waffle House, Inc. pays those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) the most — $12.15.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Data Entry; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $16.40 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Food Preparation; nearly one-fourth consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Order Inventory, Customer Relations, and Menu Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Perks cover health insurance for more than two-fifths of workers and dental coverage for close to a third of workers. Some other perks are christmas bonus, free drinks, none (contract-based), flexible hours, a stock purchase plan, and stock options.

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Key Stats for Waffle House, Inc.


56 %
44 %
Hourly Rate
$2 - $9
Hourly Rate
$8 - $11

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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