How Old Do You Have to Be to Work at McDonald's?

The minimum age to get a job at McDonald's depends on the position, but for entry-level jobs an individual must be at least 15. In order to apply for a management position at McDonald's, a person must be at least 18 years of age.

The McDonald's application is broken into two parts, including personal information and an assessment. The goal of the assessment is to find out what type of individual the applicant is and to see if the person is a good fit for the McDonald's team. A drug test and background check may be required at a later date after employment.