$20,609
Avg. Salary
$8.35
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Fast Food Worker is $8.35 per hour.

The average pay for a Fast Food Worker is $20,609 per year.

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$7.29
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MEDIAN $20,609
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$0$39K
Salary $14,243 - $39,663
Bonus $0.87 - $509
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,231 - $22,606
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 29
Hourly Data $0$15
Hourly Rate $7.29 - $10.44
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.09
Overtime $3.91 - $15.36
Annual Data $0$22K
Bonus $0.87 - $509
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,231 - $22,606
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,615

Job Description

Fast food workers are responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction at their fast food restaurant. They make sure the customer’s order is received in a timely and accurate manner; depending on their establishment and position, a fast food worker may be trained in handling food before, during and after preparation. If they take customer orders, fast food workers are responsible for entering orders accurately and operating a cash register. If they are responsible for food preparation, the fast food worker ensures that orders are prepared properly, quickly and in the correct order.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Fast Food Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Fast Food Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $17,000 based on 940 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fast Food Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Fast Food Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 51 salaries. A Fast Food Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $18,000 based on 20 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fast Food Worker?

Fast Food Worker in Orangevale:
"Its hard work with little pay."
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: Low pay.

Fast Food Worker in Mount Pleasant:
"Somewhat stressful, has work flexibility."
Pros: The free employee meal.
Cons: The Drama. Rude customers.

Fast Food Worker in Waukesha:
"Simple, fast paced."
Pros: Easy going environment, decent management.
Cons: Poor crew members, poor management of stock.

Fast Food Worker in Jim Thorpe:
"Meh."
Pros: Coworkers are nice and mostly positive, management is easy to talk to and get along with.
Cons: Poor management decisions, corporate making poor decisions like cutting hours during busy weeks.

Fast Food Worker in Columbus:
"Good."
Pros: It's easy. I know I can keep this job.
Cons: No complaints. It's fine I can get a better job anytime.

Fast Food Worker in Carrollton:
Pros: The people I work with and the pace.
Cons: The treatment we receive from our general manager.

Fast Food Worker in Nashua:
"Can be enjoyable with the right workers."
Pros: There can be satisfaction in every order made right. The occasional polite customer can give the job at least some meaning.
Cons: Uncooperative coworkers can at times make working difficult. Managers who are either immature or tend to micromanage can make it tempting to walk off store property during a shift.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
2%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

▲6%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$18,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 87%