The average hourly pay for a Cook, Fast Food in Australia is AU$19.45.
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Job Description for Cook, Fast Food
A fast food cook holds an entry-level position in casual, quick-serve restaurants. Most of these establishments are part of national chains, and thus put an emphasis on consistency of output on their cooks. A fast food cook normally learn one station (including its required food preparation) and then moves to others. New fast food cooks are traditionally paired at first with more experienced cooks who gradually add more and more duties to the new cook's responsibilities. A cook at this level fre…Read more
Cook, Fast Food Tasks
- Prepare a short range of menu items in a fast-food restaurant.
- Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, and tools.
- Bake, roast, fry, grill, meats, fish, and other foods.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Fast Food
An entry-level Cook, Fast Food with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$18.10 based on 12 salaries. An early career Cook, Fast Food with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$18.97 based on 95 salaries. A mid-career Cook, Fast Food with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.55 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Cook, Fast Food with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.38 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$23.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Cook, Fast Food in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 18.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (8.6% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (12.4% less), Melbourne, Victoria (3.0% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.3% less).
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