McDonald’s is raising the hourly wages for its U.S. company-owned restaurants by an average of 10%.
McDonald’s will raise the hourly wage at its U.S. company-owned restaurants as the fast-food giant looks to hire 10,000 workers for those locations.
The restaurant industry is currently facing a significant labor crunch. Fewer people are reentering the workforce than expected, and eateries are trying to meet consumer demand as customers return rapidly.
As a result, the hiring announcements that usually arrive in the spring and summer have been accompanied this year by news of wage hikes, referral and retention bonuses and other enhanced benefits.
Workers at McDonald’s company-owned locations will see pay raises of an average of 10% over the coming months. Entry-level employees will be making $11 to $17 per hour, and shift managers will make $15 to $20 an hour based on location, the company said.