Average Fast Food Worker Hourly Pay

$8.82
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$101
Bonus
$31
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The average hourly pay for a Fast Food Worker is $8.82.
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$7.46
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$8.82
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$11.81
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$7 - $12
Bonus
$3 - $998
Profit Sharing
$0 - $31
Total Pay
$15,550 - $24,977
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What Do Fast Food Workers Do?

Fast Food Worker Tasks
  • Greet and receive customer orders and payment while offering menu information, answering questions, and up-selling.
  • Assist with kitchen prep.
  • Clean and stock work and customer areas.

Job Satisfaction for Fast Food Worker

3.3 out of 5
(416)
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The top respondents for the job title Fast Food Worker are from the companies Subway Restaurant Inc, Wendy's International, Inc. and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Chick-Fil-A Inc where the average pay is $9.05. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., earning around $9.03 and $8.85, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around $8.29. Wendy's International, Inc. and Burger King Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $8.35 and $8.50, respectively.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Fast Food Workers?

An entry-level Fast Food Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $8.58 based on 342 salaries. An early career Fast Food Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $8.75 based on 926 salaries. A mid-career Fast Food Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.35 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Fast Food Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.48 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $9.
Employees with Fast Food Worker in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.0% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (13.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (7.3% less), Orlando, Florida (6.3% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,440 survey responses.
Entry Level
23.8%
Early Career
64.3%
Mid Career
5.6%
Experienced
4.0%
Late Career
2.4%