But if you do the math, those 50,000 new workers can only support 3,826 retirees on Social Security.

Chip H.

The Social Security website tells us that the average benefit check for retirees is $1,174 a month, or $14,088 a year. Do the math, and you find that it will take 50,000 new jobs at McDonald's to support 3,826 average retirees. That works out to 13 workers to support one retiree. Since a typical McDonald's has a crew of about 50 workers, it also means that one new McDonald's will generate employment taxes to support nearly four retirees.