The average wage for a Waiter/Waitress in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$16.24 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$19,784 - AU$49,652
(Median)
AU$20K
AU$38K
AU$50K
MEDIAN: AU$38,488
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90%

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AU$10.90 - AU$20.64
(Median)
AU$11
AU$16
AU$21
MEDIAN: AU$16.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$17KAU$34KAU$51K
Salary
AU$19,784 - AU$49,652  
   
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$22,887 - AU$44,760  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$8AU$16AU$24
Hourly Rate
AU$10.90 - AU$20.64  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$2.73  
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$22.50  
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$22,887 - AU$44,760  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 341
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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
AU$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 97%
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