Avg. Hourly Rate
Popular Benefits
  • Free Drinks / Coke / Juice / Water
  • 401(k)
  • Food / Meals On Duty
  • Food / Meal Discounts
Average Hourly Rate for Denny's Employees
$10 per hour
 136 Reviews
Denny's Median Hourly Rate by Job




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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 285
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High paychecks are not found in Phoenix, Ariz.; in fact, at about $38K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Denny's employees make the most in South Carolina, earning around $59K annually on average.


Restaurant General Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $45K per year on average; Operations Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $40K, followed by Restaurant Managers earning approximately $37K and Operations Managers making $35K. With salaries averaging approximately $18K, Servers are among the lowest paid at Denny's.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Denny's for between five and 10 years earn $39K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Denny's employees (32 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $36K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Safety Managers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $42K annually. Servsafe food manager certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $40K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) make the most here, hauling in around $55K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $41K per year. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, roughly one-half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. People Management, Leadership, and Scheduling were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

A sixth of survey respondents receive paid vacation, and only one in ten workers get sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Denny's provides an optional 401(k) plan, and around half participate. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for more than a third of workers, and just under one in three workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are free drinks, food/meals on duty, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Denny's


56 %
44 %
Hourly Rate
$2 - $13
Hourly Rate
$8 - $12

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

About This Company

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29319


Eating and Drinking Places, Restaurant

Denny's (Family Restaurants)

Denny's pays its employees an average of $10.06 an hour. Hourly pay at Denny's ranges from an average of $4.71 to $14.91 an hour. Denny's employees with the job title Senior Graphic Designer make the most with an average hourly rate of $26.93, while employees with the title Waiter/Waitress make the least with an average hourly rate of $4.18.

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