The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Fast Food Worker is $8.23.
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Job Description for Fast Food Worker
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 fo…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Fast Food Worker
The top respondents for the job title Fast Food Worker are from the companies Subway Restaurant Inc, Wendy's International, Inc. and Chick-Fil-A Inc. Reported salaries are highest at McDonald's Corporation where the average pay is $8.35. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Chick-Fil-A Inc and Burger King Corporation, earning around $8.33 and $8.24, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around $7.68. Wendy's International, Inc. and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $8.13 and $8.16, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Fast Food Worker
An early career Fast Food Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $8.38 based on 1,093 salaries. A mid-career Fast Food Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.03 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Fast Food Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.15 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $9.
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