Average Fast Food Worker Hourly Pay in Australia

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The average hourly pay for a Fast Food Worker in Australia is AU$12.37.
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Hourly Rate
AU$9 - AU$19
AU$2 - AU$4,848
Total Pay
AU$18,016 - AU$39,735

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Job Description for Fast Food Worker

Fast Food Worker Tasks
  • Greet and receive customer orders and payment while offering menu information, answering questions, and up-selling.
  • Assist with kitchen prep.
  • Clean and stock work and customer areas.
The top respondents for the job title Fast Food Worker are from the companies McDonalds Australia, Subway Restaurant Inc and Hungry Jack's Pty Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. where the average pay is AU$14.59. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Subway Restaurant Inc and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation, earning around AU$14.16 and AU$13.89, respectively. Macdonalds pays the lowest at around AU$12.31. Domino's Pizza and McDonalds Australia also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$12.48 and AU$12.54, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fast Food Worker

An entry-level Fast Food Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$11.18 based on 251 salaries. An early career Fast Food Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$12.87 based on 659 salaries. A mid-career Fast Food Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$19.52 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Fast Food Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$18.37 based on 12 salaries.
Employees with Fast Food Worker in their job title in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) earn an average of 13.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (5.6% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (2.7% less), Sydney, New South Wales (2.7% less) and Perth, Western Australia (1.1% less).

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