A Cook, Fast Food earns an average wage of AU$18.40 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$33,500 - AU$60,282
AU$33K
AU$43K
AU$60K
MEDIAN: AU$43,432
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50%
90%
AU$15.05 - AU$23.22
AU$15
AU$18
AU$23
MEDIAN: AU$18.29
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$60K
Salary AU$33,500 - AU$60,282
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$31,492 - AU$49,702
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$15.05 - AU$23.22
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.08
Overtime AU$2.04 - AU$39.15
Annual Data AU$0AU$49K
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$31,492 - AU$49,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 138

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 frequently finds that many of the processes are automated and that a variety of timers and temperature gauges take much of the judgment and guesswork out of the food-preparation process, helping the cook ensure consistent product output.

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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.

Cook, Fast Food Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Fast Food

Pay by Experience for a Cook, Fast Food has a positive trend. An entry-level Cook, Fast Food with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$38,000 based on 104 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cook, Fast Food with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Cook, Fast Food which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$40,000 based on 27 salaries. A Cook, Fast Food with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$38,687

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Cook, Fast Food Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cook, Fast Food?

Cook, Fast Food in Melbourne:
"Crappy hours, getting yelled at."
Pros: Customer interaction, team member, family feeling. Some managers were kind and fun,
Cons: Long hours, no breaks illegal shifts, got yelled at a lot for things out of my control.

Key Stats for Cook, Fast Food

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Cook, Fast Food Salaries

▲8%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
AU$39,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 95%