The average wage for a Waiter/Waitress in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$16.51 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

AU$23,489 - AU$48,630
AU$23K
AU$38K
AU$49K
MEDIAN: AU$38,122
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AU$11.22 - AU$21.35
AU$11
AU$17
AU$21
MEDIAN: AU$16.55
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Local Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$17KAU$34KAU$51K
Salary
AU$23,489 - AU$48,630  
   
Total Pay (?
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AU$23,470 - AU$45,411  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$8AU$16AU$24
Hourly Rate
AU$11.22 - AU$21.35  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$2.53  
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$19.88  
Local Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$16KAU$32KAU$48K
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$23,470 - AU$45,411  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 278

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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress

Pay by Experience for a Waiter/Waitress has a positive trend. An entry-level Waiter/Waitress with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 252 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Waiter/Waitress with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 18 salaries. A Waiter/Waitress with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Waiter/Waitress

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
AU$35,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%
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