AU$53,412
Avg. Salary
AU$21.29
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Cook, Restaurant is AU$21.29 per hour.

The average pay for a Cook, Restaurant is AU$53,412 per year.

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AU$17.36
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AU$21.29
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AU$25.51
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MEDIAN AU$21.29
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AU$42k
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AU$53k
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AU$56k
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MEDIAN AU$53,412
AU$42,372 - AU$56,409
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AU$53K
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MEDIAN: AU$53,412
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MEDIAN: AU$21.29
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AU$0AU$56K
Salary AU$42,372 - AU$56,409
Bonus AU$550
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$38,150 - AU$55,965
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 537
Hourly Data AU$0AU$34
Hourly Rate AU$17.36 - AU$25.51
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.35
Overtime AU$0.00 - AU$34.77
Annual Data AU$0AU$55K
Bonus AU$550
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$38,150 - AU$55,965
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 437

Job Description for Cook, Restaurant

Cooks are restaurant workers who typically work under a head chef. They are responsible for preparing dishes, often from beginning to end. They must work with speed and precision as they often must push out food to customers as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining high standards of quality. Cooks are responsible for much of the cooking and assembly of a restaurant’s dishes. They also prepare, clean, and restock their stations whenever necessary. Cooks may sometimes supervise subordinates, and they may delegate certain tasks such as clearing or stocking a station.

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Cook, Restaurant Tasks
  • Follow recipes and product directions for preparing food.
  • Operate a variety of kitchen equipment.
  • Stock, date, rotate and check temperature of product.
  • Clean and sanitize work stations and equipment.
  • Taste products and keep records in order to accurately plan food production.

Cook, Restaurant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Restaurant

Pay by Experience for a Cook, Restaurant has a negative trend. An entry-level Cook, Restaurant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 662 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cook, Restaurant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 275 salaries. An experienced Cook, Restaurant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 137 salaries. A Cook, Restaurant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,426

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

Cook, Restaurant Reviews

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

Cook, Restaurant in Townsville:
"Wonderful, syressful, satisfying, hard work."
Pros: Working with people and cooking and serving beautiful food.
Cons: The cleaning up after service, dealing with incompetence and having to repeat myself 5 times to the girls.

Cook, Restaurant in Adelaide:
"Positive work culture."
Pros: I like positive work culture of other employees.
Cons:

Cook, Restaurant in Melbourne:
"Hard work, exciting rewards."
Pros: The sense of acconplishment in supplying a good product.
Cons: The hours are tough and the conditions can be difficult.

Key Stats for Cook, Restaurant

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Cook, Restaurant Salaries

National Average
AU$50,000

▼2%

▼4%

▼8%

▼8%

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 92%