Average Cafeteria Worker Hourly Pay in Australia

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The average hourly pay for a Cafeteria Worker in Australia is AU$18.78.
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Hourly Rate
AU$13 - AU$23
Total Pay
AU$26,441 - AU$48,738

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Job Description for Cafeteria Worker

Cafeteria Worker Tasks
  • Serve customers standard portions of food, answering questions about ingredients, and preparation.
  • Place food, condiments and supplies in the appropriate locations.
  • Wash and clean area and equipment, including dishes, pots, and pans.
  • Collect payment for items purchased.
  • Prepare food according to established procedures, following hygienic practices and ensuring correct temperatures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cafeteria Worker

An entry-level Cafeteria Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$15.55 based on 8 salaries. An early career Cafeteria Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$17.30 based on 42 salaries. A mid-career Cafeteria Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.90 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Cafeteria Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.21 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Cafeteria Worker in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 2.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (18.4% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (13.3% less).

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