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How much do fast-food restaurants pay, on average, in New York, Long Island

How much do Long Island's McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and other fast-food restaurants pay their workers?

The average fast-food restaurant in New York State paid employees $15,954 in 2014, according to the state's Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

There are 15,418 fast-food establishments in the state, according to labor department statistics.

The study was put together for the New York Wage Board.

Long Island fast-food workers make more than average in other state regions. Where does L.I. come in when compared to the rest of New York? And just how many fast-food chains does Long Island have?

Take a look below.

Also, the study said it was important to note that much of the employment in the industry is part time and that the annual wages presented here have not been adjusted to reflect a full-time equivalent.

New York State -- $15,954

The average fast-food restaurant in New York State
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The average fast-food restaurant in New York State pays employees an average annual salary of $15,954. There are 15,418 fast-food establishments in the state, according to state Labor Department statistics.

10. Mohawk Valley -- $11,874

For fast-food workers in New York State, the
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For fast-food workers in New York State, the Mohawk Valley restaurants have the lowest pay. The area's 319 restaurants paid employees an average salary of $11,874 in 2014.

9. Central New York -- $12,835

Central New York's 574 fast-food restaurants paid employees
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Central New York's 574 fast-food restaurants paid employees an average salary of $12,835 in 2014.

8. North Country -- $13,067

The North Country has fewer fast-food restaurants than
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The North Country has fewer fast-food restaurants than any other region of New York State. The area's 252 restaurants paid employees an average salary of $13,067 in 2014. This is Ausable Chasm, a two-mile-long sandstone gorge just south of Plattsburgh.

7. Finger Lakes -- $13,256

The Finger Lakes Wine Country is remarkable, but
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The Finger Lakes Wine Country is remarkable, but the wages earned by the region's fast-food workers is on the low end. The area's 827 restaurants paid employees an average salary of $13,256 in 2014.

6. Southern Tier -- $13,442

The Southern Tier has 377 fast-food restaurants that
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The Southern Tier has 377 fast-food restaurants that paid employees an average salary of $13,442 in 2014. The Southern Tier includes the city of Binghamton.

5. Capital Region -- $14,352

The Capital region has 835 fast-food restaurants that
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The Capital region has 835 fast-food restaurants that paid employees an average salary of $14,352 in 2014.

4. Hudson Valley -- $15,696

The Hudson Valley has 1,714 fast-food restaurants that
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The Hudson Valley has 1,714 fast-food restaurants that paid employees an average salary of $15,696 in 2014. This is the Tappan Zee Bridge, which stretches across the Hudson River, joining Westchester and Rockland counties.

3. Western New York -- $16,157

Western New York's 994 fast-food restaurants paid employees
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Western New York's 994 fast-food restaurants paid employees an average salary of $16,157 in 2014. This is the crown jewel of the region, Niagara Falls.

2. Long Island -- $16,363

Long Island has 2,315 fast-food restaurants, which places
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Long Island has 2,315 fast-food restaurants, which places it second only to New York City in the state. Employees at Long Island fast-food chains were paid an average salary of $16,363 in 2014, which also puts Long Island in second place for salaries.

1. New York City -- $17,667

No part of the state has more fast-food
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No part of the state has more fast-food restaurants than New York City -- and no area pays more, either. New York City has 7,151 fast-food establishments, which represent 46 percent of all fast-food restaurants in the state. On average, employees in this region earned $17,667 in 2014.

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