What Are Fast Food Companies Really Paying Its Employees?
Fast food workers across major cities are striking for better wages and the right to unionize without fear of repercussions. They’re demanding $15 per hour wages—nearly double what a bulk of fast food workers receive. And according to research conducted by the University of Kansas, giving them what they demand is more than doable—by increasing McDonald’s menu items by just 17 cents per dollar, for instance, every employee of the company would be able to double their salary.
Following the strikes, Business Insider turned to Glassdoor—a site that gives the public an inside glance on what companies are paying its employees—to see how fast food restaurants stack up against one another in the wages department. Here’s the rundown, from lowest wages to highest:
13.) Taco Bell: $7.37 per hour
12.) Wendy’s: $7.39 per hour
11.) Burger King: $7.72 per hour
10.) McDonalds: $7.81 per hour
9.) Dunkin Donuts: $7.82 per hour
8.) Dairy Queen; $7.92 per hour
7.) Chick-fil-A: $7.96 per hour
6.) Subway: $7.98 per hour
5.) Jamba Juice: $8.18 per hour
4.) Noodles & Company: $8.29 per hour
3.) Panera Bread: $8.36 per hour
2.) Chipotle: $8.57 per hour
1.) In-N-Out Burger: $10.53 per hour