Fast Food Worker Salary in the United States

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 $10 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $9 and $12. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

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. Maintains cleanliness and neatness of restaurant. May assist in preparing customer orders. May require a high school diploma. Typically reports to a manager or supervisor. 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 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Fast Food Worker

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

  2. Up a level:

    Fast Food Shift Supervisor

    1 - 2 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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