Although the fast food industry brings in billions of dollars a year, full-time workers get by on less than minimum wage, according to MadameNoire
Recent requests for wage hikes by fast food workers have fallen on deaf ears, although studies show many workers rely on federal assistance programs to make ends meet.
According to research, the median hourly rate is $8.69 for most workers. They must compensate their income through income tax credits, food stamps, and Medicaid. This study also showed that high ranking executives in the same industry receive nearly 53 million in salary across the top seven fast food corporations.