Average Chef Assistant Hourly Pay in Australia

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The average hourly pay for a Chef Assistant in Australia is AU$20.39.
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Hourly Rate
AU$16 - AU$27
Total Pay
AU$34,654 - AU$54,547

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Job Description for Chef Assistant

Chef Assistant Tasks
  • Assist in the planning of the menu and in the preparation of the meals for varying sized groups.
  • Clean and/or insure the sanitary conditions and operating order of kitchen appliances, equipment, food storage areas and the kitchen itself.
  • Purchase, verify quality and quantity of food and kitchen supplies required for daily activities and various functions.
  • Estimate the amount and kind of food to be purchased, taking into account the nature of the function and the number of guests.
  • Plan, budget, provision and maintain inventory.

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Popular Skills for Chef Assistant

Skills in Food Safety and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Chef (Opscode), Organizing and Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Chef Assistant

An entry-level Chef Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$18.97 based on 9 salaries. An early career Chef Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.12 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Chef Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.00 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Chef Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.86 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$25.
Employees with Chef Assistant in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 23.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (16.3% less), Sydney, New South Wales (2.6% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.2% less).

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