The average hourly pay for a Fast Food Worker in Australia is AU$12.37.
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AU$18,016 - AU$39,735
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Job Description for Fast Food Worker
Fast food workers are responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction at their fast food restaurant. They make sure the customer’s order is received in a timely and accurate manner; depending on their establishment and position, a fast food worker may be trained in handling food before, during and after preparation. If they take customer orders, fast food workers are responsible for entering orders accurately and operating a cash register. If they are responsible for food preparation, the fast fo…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Fast Food Worker
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
Years of Experience
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