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Waiter/Waitress Salary

The average rate for a Waiter/Waitress is AU$15.22 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
AU$9,610 - AU$50,157
(Median)
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MEDIAN: AU$31,140
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AU$10.23 - AU$20.35
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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$9,610 - AU$50,157  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$198.25  
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$21,288 - AU$43,088  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$9AU$18AU$27
Hourly Rate
AU$10.23 - AU$20.35  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$3.34  
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$24.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$18KAU$36KAU$54K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$198.25  
   
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$21,288 - AU$43,088  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,495
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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

Waiter/Waitress Reviews

What is it like working as a Waiter/Waitress?

Waiter/Waitress in Canberra:
"Working At Max Brenner."
Pros: It's a nice, friendly environment. I enjoy chatting with my colleagues, and serving customers. It isn't a traditional cafe, so the unusual utensils allow us to engage more with the customers. There are also various roles, such as shop and desserts.
Cons: Under staffing and high employee turnover rate.

Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%



National Average
AU$32,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
11%
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: 97%