Are you interested in a management job at McDonald’s? Unfortunately, McDonald’s does not publicize their base pay because it depends on the area in which you live. McDonald’s does, however, have a ‘pay for performance’ pay scale, which offers incentives for exceptional work performance. McDonald’s maintains that their base pay is competitive and regularly reviews external market data and internal peer reviews to adjust the pay as necessary. Total pay compensation takes into account base pay plus incentive pay and recognition programs.