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Crew Member hourly salaries in California at McDonald's

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Crew Member
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Above national average
Average $15.02
Low $7.55
High $22.80

Salary estimated from 173 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: December 1, 2023

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Common benefits at McDonald's

Benefits information is taken from jobs posted on Indeed.

Financial perks

  • Flexible spending account
  • Employee discount


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Retirement plan
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Reviews for Crew Member in McDonald's

Good for a very first job

Great for a first job, payment is fair only for people less than 16 years old. Good start to know how to be in a job is like. I stayed here for more than half a month and learned many things.




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Locked in place at McDonald's

McDonald's is the place to be if you need a job, but not the place to be if you want to make a career out of that job. For the Life Balance of the job I'd say is it's biggest advantage to working at McDonald's. Management was very accommodating to working around the school hours I had and any other life attention grabbing areas of my life. They aren't open during the busiest of holidays such as Christmas and the others they work their best to make room for you to have family time. Compensation and Benefits certainty tries but falls flat on it's face in reality.Compensation wise you get paid barely above minimum wage in VA and the raises you get amount to 10 cents at max. Combine that with the fact that you don't get many hours and the pay doesn't amount to too much. Benefits they are actually pretty good, however to get the full package you need full time. Fulltime at McDonald's is like a holy grail, only the longest of veterans there are able to get it. The Job Culture is a bit like a very nice revolving door. You have great people to work with but they're constantly in and out, the turnover rate is extremely high. As such the bonds you make don't last for very long and it's hard to keep a sense of attachment to the place you work at when you're working with a new crew every month. Job security and Advancement are two sides of a coin at McDonald's. On one side of the coin, you will always have job security at this job. The turnover rate is so high that they will always need new people and as such always try to keep the current people they have. If you ever need - 


Guaranteed Job, Friendly Management


Low hours, Poor Communication, Unclear Job Advancement
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very productive here

Greeted, served and met customers on a daily basis. I learned how to be a great team player. Management was very nice and helpful . I enjoyed the free meals for sure!!


free meals


low pay, no benefits
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How much does a Crew Member make at McDonald's in California?

Average McDonald's Crew Member hourly pay in California is approximately $15.02, which is 13% above the national average.

Salary information comes from 890 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalized comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.

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