Another major cost for McDonald’s is payroll and employee benefits. At the end of 2013, McDonald’s had 440,000 employees. The New York Times reported that the median wage of a worker in the fast food industry is $ per hour. McDonald’s has been under constant pressure to increase wages. However, an increase in wages can’t simply be passed on to customers by increasing prices, because it would result in a loss of customers. As mentioned in Part 3 of this series, McDonalds’ customers include the low wage income group. However, if the government raises the minimum wages, it would result in an industry-wide wage increase and eventually the menu prices would be increased by all food industry players. For a low wage consumer, an increase in minimum wage will be beneficial in the beginning , but eventually they will have to pay higher prices for the food items.
Here is a list of positions for which you can find a McDonalds online application: Shift Manager, Crew Member, Assistant Manager / Manager Trainee, Administrative / Office Support, Restaurant Manager, Area Supervisor, Beverage Specialist / Crew Trainer, Cashier, Drive-Thru Cashier, Building Services Specialist, Closer, Coffee Specialist, Drive-Thru Crew Member, Floor Supervisor, General Manager, Equipment Technician, Grimmer Crew Member, Janitorial Crew Member, Lot & Lobby Person, Host / Hostess, Full-Time Maintenance Worker, Part-Time Maintenance Worker, Order-Taker/Cashier, Ordertaking Associate, McCafe Crew Member, Part-Time Cashier, Restaurant General Manager, Supervisor, Swing Manager, Zone Manager, Shift Leader, Entrenador de empleados/especialista en bebidas, Gerente de Zona, Miembro del equipo, and Gerente