Operations Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $13.27 per hour — though Restaurant Managers, Assistant Fast Food Managers, and Fast Food Cooks also do fairly well at about $13.01, $10.22, and $8.63, respectively. Near the bottom at Whataburger Restaurants Lp. are Cashiers, pulling in an average of just around $8.10.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $10.43 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (56 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $9.02 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $11.49 per hour) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Dallas, Texas ($10.35), Cedar Park, Texas ($9.50), and Houston, Texas ($9.33) are the next top-paying cities. Tomball, Texas is near the bottom for pay at approximately $8.62. Whataburger Restaurants Lp. workers in Louisiana earn the most — $10.52 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Food Protection Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $13.12 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS); Whataburger Restaurants Lp. awards $13.75 to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Leadership; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $12.80 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Whataburger Restaurants Lp. workforce; a solid majority of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers are also familiar with Food Preparation, People Management, and Cash Handling.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Whataburger Restaurants Lp.; the company rewards only 19 percent with paid vacation time and only one in four workers with sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Whataburger Restaurants Lp. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and just over a half of workers participate. A majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and half report having dental coverage. Privileges also include free drinks, food/meal discounts, flexible hours, and life insurance.