Likewise, Restaurant Business reported at the top of the year that the franchise opened 153 new stores and that “systemwide sales grew 28.8% in 2020, to $2 billion.” With all of the financial gains that the restaurant has seen since its inception though, does that mean that employees receive a fair pay?
According to Indeed, those that are interested in a cashier position at Wingstop will find themselves earning an average hourly wage between $10.49 and $11.56 per hour. For those that get promoted to lead cashier, however, pay is a little more with $12.16 being the hourly rate. Cooks, on the other hand, can range between $10.90 and $11.57 per hour if hired.
When it comes to earnings for higher positions, like that of a shift leader or shift manager, you can expect to make between $11.98 to $12.22 per hour. Pay for restaurant managers jump significantly as the average rate is around $16.87, while general managers make $18.18 an hour or around $34,905 per year if working full-time (via Indeed). Of course, these prices will differ based on expected duties, location, and more. But, like with any other potential place of employment, it’s always good to know what price range you could start at so that you can properly set your expectations or negotiate if needed.