Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $10.06 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (59 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $8.87 per hour.
Earning $10.89 per hour on average, Swing Managers receive the most money, followed by Assistant Fast Food Managers ($10.78), Restaurant Managers ($10.04), and Crew Leaders (around $8.32). Cashiers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $8.06.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $9.96 per hour) can be spotted in Tallahassee, Fla.; Baltimore, Md. ($9.90), Colorado Springs, Colo. (around $9.62), and Memphis, Tenn. (about $9.00) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Indianapolis, Ind. — at $8.12, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $10.18 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $10.61 per hour for Servsafe food manager certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $12.00 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Training; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $10.29 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. is Customer Service, with a majority considering it a key competency. Key skills also include Food Preparation, People Management, and Cash Handling.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about an eighth of employees — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. To plan for old age, one in five workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Over a third of workers can count on health insurance, and nearly one-fourth of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are free drinks, flexible hours, food/meal discounts, and food/meals on duty.