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Fast-food workers in New York City earn an average salary of $11,000 annually. .... Employees in the $200 billion industry make 25 percent of the money they need to survive in New York City while working at fast-food restaurants, according to the group’s website.
Robert Wilson, Jr., a 25-year-old McDonald’s employee in Chicago, told The Washington Post that he makes $8.60 an hour after seven years on the job.
chief executives at the nation’s top restaurant companies earn more in one morning than the average minimum-wage worker in their eateries makes all year.
Head honchos get $11.9 million a year on average, including options, while full-time employees earn $15,080, according to the group.
The group, which advocates on behalf of low-wage workers, said there is limited opportunity for advancement at fast-food restaurants.
Analyzing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the report found that about 2% of jobs in the industry are classified as "managerial, professional or technical occupations." That's compared with about 31% of jobs overall in the U.S.
Top restaurant CEOs paid 788 times minimum wage, data show
June 28, 2013