The salary statistics of fast food and counter workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of fast food and counter workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of fast food and counter workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The fast food and counter workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$17,040|
|25th Percentile Wage||$18,450|
|50th Percentile Wage||$20,240|
|75th Percentile Wage||$23,580|
|90th Percentile Wage||$27,200|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fast food and counter workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fast food and counter workers is $27,200. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $20,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,040. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 59% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fast food and counter workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of fast food and counter workers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for fast food and counter workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $26,110. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $18,710).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |