Number of employees per establishment in the United States fast food restaurant industry from 2004 to 2018*

Employees per establishment in the U.S. fast food industry from 2004 to 2018 This statistic shows the number of employees per establishment in the United States fast food restaurant industry from 2004 to 2018. In 2018, it was forecasted that there would 15.28 fast food restaurant employees per establishment.
Fast food employees - additional information

The number of fast food employees per establishment in the United States has decreased year-on-year, and the number was set to dwindle further until 2018. The total number of employees in the U.S. fast food industry was forecasted to rise to approximately 3.78 million in 2018. The industry’s revenue per employee was also forecasted to reach over 55 thousand U.S. dollars in 2018.

In 2017, the U.S. fast food industry is expected to spend more than 50 billion U.S. dollars on employee wages. That year, the average wage for a fast food worker is expected to be roughly 13.36 thousand dollars. Wages had declined in previous years, but they were forecasted to increase steadily from 2015 to 2018.

In 2017, industry revenue is expected to rise above 200 billion U.S. dollars. By far the largest fast food brand was McDonald’s with a market share of 17 percent. Yum! Brands followed with 10.8 percent. The leading five brands accounted for 41.1 percent of the entire U.S. fast food industry in 2015.

Show more
Loading statistic...
Employees per establishment
200416.81
200516.95
200617.16
200716.7
200816.85
200916.44
201015.94
201115.94
201215.83
201315.71
201415.6
201515.46
201615.45
201715.38
201815.28
Employees per establishment
200416.81
200516.95
200617.16
200716.7
200816.85
200916.44
201015.94
201115.94
201215.83
201315.71
201415.6
201515.46
201615.45
201715.38
201815.28
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
This statistic shows the number of employees per establishment in the United States fast food restaurant industry from 2004 to 2018. In 2018, it was forecasted that there would 15.28 fast food restaurant employees per establishment.
Fast food employees - additional information

The number of fast food employees per establishment in the United States has decreased year-on-year, and the number was set to dwindle further until 2018. The total number of employees in the U.S. fast food industry was forecasted to rise to approximately 3.78 million in 2018. The industry’s revenue per employee was also forecasted to reach over 55 thousand U.S. dollars in 2018.

In 2017, the U.S. fast food industry is expected to spend more than 50 billion U.S. dollars on employee wages. That year, the average wage for a fast food worker is expected to be roughly 13.36 thousand dollars. Wages had declined in previous years, but they were forecasted to increase steadily from 2015 to 2018.

In 2017, industry revenue is expected to rise above 200 billion U.S. dollars. By far the largest fast food brand was McDonald’s with a market share of 17 percent. Yum! Brands followed with 10.8 percent. The leading five brands accounted for 41.1 percent of the entire U.S. fast food industry in 2015.

Show more
Release date
May 2013
Region
United States
Survey time period
2004 to 2018
Supplementary notes
* The fast food industry is composed of restaurants where patrons pay before eating. Purchases may be consumed on-site, taken out or delivered. The data for 2014 to 2018 represent a forecast.

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Basic Account

Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Register for free

Premium Account

Your perfect start with Statista

  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account

Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

Send request

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax
   (New York residents only).
Leading companies trust Statista:
Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "Restaurant and food service industry in the U.S."

  • Industry overview
The most important statistics
  • Quick-service restaurants
The most important statistics
  • Full-service restaurants
The most important statistics
  • Coffeehouse chains
The most important statistics
  • Food delivery
The most important statistics
  • Pizza delivery
The most important statistics
  • Catering & food services
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.

News