Waiter/Waitress Salary (Australia)

The average rate for a Waiter/Waitress is AU$15.10 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Waiter/Waitress Total Pay (?
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AU$12,000 - AU$50,290
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MEDIAN: AU$33,169
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Waiter/Waitress Total Pay (?
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AU$10.15 - AU$20.17
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MEDIAN: AU$15.00
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National Salary Data

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AU$0AU$17KAU$34KAU$51K
Salary
AU$12,000 - AU$50,290  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$203.91  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$21,141 - AU$42,672  
PayScale
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,350
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$9AU$18AU$27
Hourly Rate
AU$10.15 - AU$20.17  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.06 - AU$3.93  
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$24.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$18KAU$36KAU$54K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$203.91  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$21,141 - AU$42,672  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,350
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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Townsville
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up arrow 11%
Newcastle
up arrow 10%
Cairns
up arrow 9%
Geelong
up arrow 5%
Gold Coast
up arrow 2%
Adelaide
up arrow 1%
Canberra
up arrow 1%
National Average
AU$32,000
up arrow 1%
Hobart
up arrow 1%
Wollongong
up arrow 2%
Brisbane
up arrow 3%
Bendigo
up arrow 11%
Ballarat
up arrow 15%
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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
National Average
AU$32,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 2% dental benefits Dental: %
vision benefits Vision: % employee benefits None: 98%
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