Average Entry-Level Fast Food Worker Hourly Pay

$8.61
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Fast Food Worker is $8.61.
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Fast Food Worker are from the companies Subway Restaurant Inc, Wendy's International, Inc. and Taco Bell Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Taco Bell Corporation where the average pay is $8.79. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include McDonald's Corporation and Chick-Fil-A Inc, earning around $8.60 and $8.60, respectively. Wendy's International, Inc. pays the lowest at around $8.13. Subway Restaurant Inc and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $8.26 and $8.51, respectively.

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

An early career Fast Food Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) 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.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Fast Food Worker in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 13.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (4.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,098 survey responses.
Early Career
84.3%
Mid Career
7.4%
Experienced
5.2%
Late Career
3.1%