This Is How Much On The Border Employees Really Make

As far as casual Mexican food chains go, On The Border won't disappoint. As to be expected, the restaurant serves up a full menu of margaritas, bottomless chips and salsa, and very popular sizzling fajitas. USA Today says it "epitomizes the culture of Tex-Mex." With all that going for it, On The Border seems like a great place to eat or even work.

On The Border has hundreds of employees across it's more than 150 locations throughout the country. If you think you might want to be one of them, we've got the info you need on what your paycheck will look like. 

According to job site Indeed, servers at On The Border make $13.96 per hour on average. So let's say you're working a 40-hour week, that's somewhere around $30,000 a year. Working back in the kitchen pays about the same, with cooks averaging $13.70 an hour. Keep reading for more on what that really means.

Unfortunately, On The Border employees may need a second job

While servers and line cooks at On The Border make an average pay that's somewhat close to the $15.00 minimum wage that advocates and some politicians are pushing for, it still may come short of meeting many individuals and families' financial needs. That's partly because the average cost of living in the U.S. has continued to rise on a national scale. And the average yearly wages of On The Border employees is lower than the average income in pretty much every major U.S. city, according to 24/7 Wall Street. That's why some On The Border employees may need to take on a second job.

For servers, there's a little more money to be made through tips from diners who are feeling generous. It can range anywhere from around $7.00 an hour, in cities like Detroit and Minneapolis, to an extra $13.00 per hour, the average in Miami and Boston, for example (via Eater).

On The Border Managers can make a decent living in many cities

Indeed says managers at On The Border make an average salary of $55,000 a year. It's worth noting that's actually much higher than the national average for restaurant managers in the U.S., which is around $45,000 per year, according to Glassdoor

But what kind of lifestyle that will get you depends on where you live. For example, that On the Border manager salary won't stretch as far in places like Denver or Seattle, where the median income is around $70,000. But in some cities, including Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, and Phoenix, a manager salary is right in line with what many people make, and the cost of living is lower (via 24/7 Wall Street). 

It's also worth noting that with more years on the job, managers at On The Border can see their salary grow significantly. For example, at some locations, managers can expect to earn up to $75,000 a year. Not to mention, managers receive health benefits, paid vacation and other perks.