$8.25
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average Entry-Level Fast Food Worker can expect to rake in roughly $8.25 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Fast Food Workers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. One-seventh report receiving medical coverage from their employers and fewer than one in ten collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,094 - $39,088
$14K
$20K
$39K
MEDIAN: $20,461
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50%
90%

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$7.25 - $10.11
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$0$39K
Salary $14,094 - $39,088
Bonus $0.72 - $503
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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$15,145 - $21,474
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$15
Hourly Rate $7.25 - $10.11
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $0.90
Overtime $2.94 - $15.26
Annual Data $0$21K
Bonus $0.72 - $503
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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$15,145 - $21,474
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,450

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 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Fast Food Worker


Dominating the field, Subway Restaurant Inc, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Wendy's International, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, and Chick-Fil-A Inc are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Fast Food Workers. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $20K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Dunkin' Donuts, International Dairy Queen, Inc., and Macdonalds, where Entry-Level Fast Food Workers typically earn around $20K, $18K, or $18K, respectively.

Workers at Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, Burger King Corporation, and McDonald's Corporation also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $16K, $17K, and $17K respectively.

Fast Food Worker Job Listings

Key Stats for Fast Food Worker

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 301 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
4%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 301 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 87%