Average Early-Career Bar Tender Hourly Pay in Australia

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Bar Tender in Australia is AU$21.70.
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Hourly Rate
AU$15 - AU$25
Total Pay
AU$31,589 - AU$53,207

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Job Description for Bar Tender

Bar Tender Tasks
  • Provide beer, wine, liquor and related bar service to guests.
  • Collect customer payment, provide receipts, and keep an accurate till through a shift.
  • Keep a clean workstation that adheres to all applicable liquor laws and health codes relating to the service of food and drink.
  • Follow recipes to make cost-efficient, accurate, and consistent drinks for all customers.
  • Track inventory, memorize beer, wine and spirit menu, and be aware of all prices.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bar Tender

An entry-level Bar Tender with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.44 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Bar Tender with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.94 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Bar Tender with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.99 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$25.
Employees with Bar Tender in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 7.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (26.6% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (7.8% less).

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