How much does a Fast Food Worker make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Fast Food Worker in the United States is $13 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $12 and $15. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Fast Food Worker Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Pay Rate Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Fast Food Worker Salary $11 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Fast Food Worker Salary $12 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Fast Food Worker Salary $13 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Fast Food Worker Salary $15 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Fast Food Worker Salary $16 US June 27, 2024
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What skills does a Fast Food Worker need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.

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Food Preparation: The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to food preparation: Food preparation – art form and applied science that includes but is not limited to cooking.

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Promotion: Developing and implementing promotional activities to attract and increase the awareness of customers in buying products.

Customer Service 11.73%
Food Preparation 2.77%
Promotion 1.29%
Others 84.21%
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Job Description for Fast Food Worker

Fast Food Worker greets customers, answers questions about menu items, and takes food and drink orders. Enters orders into cash register, collects payments, and follows cash handling policies as required. Being a Fast Food Worker maintains cleanliness and neatness of restaurant. May assist in preparing customer orders to meet product quality and company standards. Additionally, Fast Food Worker may require a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Fast Food Worker works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Fast Food Worker

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Fast Food Worker, the first career path typically starts with a Fast Food Shift Supervisor position, and then Fast Food Assistant Manager.

The second career path typically starts with a Food Services Supervisor position, and then progresses to Food Services Manager.

Additionally, the third career path typically starts with an Assistant Restaurant Manager position, and then progresses to Restaurant Manager.

Those that have already made the climb...
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Fast Food Worker salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Fast Food Worker, the highest Fast Food Worker salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Fast Food Worker salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Fast Food Worker salary is in Miami, FL, where the Fast Food Worker salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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