AU$35,159
Avg. Salary
AU$18.21
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Food Service Worker is AU$18.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Food Service Worker is AU$35,159 per year.

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AU$10.18
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AU$18.21
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AU$23.43
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MEDIAN AU$18.21
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AU$7k
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AU$57k
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MEDIAN AU$35,159
AU$6,758 - AU$56,984
AU$7K
AU$35K
AU$57K
MEDIAN: AU$35,159
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MEDIAN: AU$18.21
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AU$0AU$56K
Salary AU$6,758 - AU$56,984
Bonus AU$102
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$21,114 - AU$49,724
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data AU$0AU$30
Hourly Rate AU$10.18 - AU$23.43
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$0.62
Overtime AU$9.70 - AU$30.57
Annual Data AU$0AU$49K
Bonus AU$102
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$21,114 - AU$49,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 385

Job Description for Food Service Worker

A food service worker may work as a waiter, waitress or bartender at a restaurant; they may or may not need a certificate or license. Some industries consider bussers and dishwashers to be food service workers. Food service workers can find employment in hospital, nursing home, or school, among many other institutions.

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Food Service Worker Tasks
  • Prepares food orders.
  • Works as short order cook.
  • Complete multiple cash and charge transactions.
  • Serves retail food items.

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Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Worker

Pay by Experience for a Food Service Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Food Service Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$33,000 based on 317 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food Service Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Food Service Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 21 salaries. A Food Service Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: AU$37,996

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

Food Service Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Food Service Worker?

Food Service Worker:
I enjoy it, it gives you an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, make new friends and bread some chicken. Friendly staff make the workplace more enjoyable. When it's busy can be stressful.

Food Service Worker in Brisbane:
"Boost Juice Worker."
Pros: Working at boost juice is a lot of fun, there is always music playing, it is relaxed and everyone who works there is great! The pay is really decent and there is always work available.
Cons: There are long shifts (7 hours) with only a 30mins break and you are always on your feet.

Key Stats for Food Service Worker

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Food Service Worker Salaries

▲14%

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
AU$38,000

▼13%

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 94%