The average hourly pay for a Cook, Institution and Cafeteria in Australia is AU$21.78.
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Job Description for Cook, Institution and Cafeteria
Large institutions such as hospitals, hotels, and schools often have cafeterias for visitors and staff to order and eat food. Cafeteria cooks prepare and cook food for these guests that adhere to the relevant health guidelines and their institution's quality standards. These professionals work indoors in a kitchen environment. They often collaborate with other cooks in the cafeteria and are responsible for documenting the ingredients required for the foods they are either asked to prepare or d…Read more
Cook, Institution and Cafeteria Tasks
- Prepare ingredients by washing, chopping, weighing, and measuring.
- Operate cafeteria's equipment to cook and produce meals.
- Maintain food logs, expenditures, and inventory.
- Clean and maintain work area, utensils, and dishes.
- Monitor food quality and test for doneness, serving in standard portions and presentations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Institution and Cafeteria
An entry-level Cook, Institution and Cafeteria with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.37 based on 5 salaries. An early career Cook, Institution and Cafeteria with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.49 based on 79 salaries. A mid-career Cook, Institution and Cafeteria with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.57 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Cook, Institution and Cafeteria with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.75 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$22.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Cook, Institution and Cafeteria in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 3.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (2.7% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cairns, Queensland (11.5% less), Sydney, New South Wales (6.4% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (0.3% less).
Years of Experience
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