The average wage for a General/Institution Cook is AU$20.59 per hour.

AU$36,205 - AU$54,883
AU$44K
MEDIAN: AU$44,000
50%
AU$17.66 - AU$25.51
AU$18
AU$21
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$20.67
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$54K
Salary AU$44,000
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$36,869 - AU$54,192
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data AU$0AU$34
Hourly Rate AU$17.66 - AU$25.51
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$33.18
Annual Data AU$0AU$54K
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$36,869 - AU$54,192
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 83

Job Description for General/Institution Cook

An institutional/general cook is a volume cook that is expected to follow a written menu to prepare a substantial quantity of food, making appropriate substitutions as necessary. An institutional cook might work in a long-term care facility (such as a nursing home or retirement village), a school, a daycare, a prison or jail, or another institution. In some environments, the cook must prepare specialized diets such as pureed food or thickened liquids. An institutional/general cook's work hours generally fall between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m., depending on the facility. A breakfast/lunch cook's shift might last from 5 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., for example, while a dinner cook's shift might last from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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General/Institution Cook 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.

General/Institution Cook Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for General/Institution Cook

Pay by Experience for a General/Institution Cook has a negative trend. An entry-level General/Institution Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General/Institution Cook with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced General/Institution Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 23 salaries. A General/Institution Cook 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 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$43,977

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

General/Institution Cook Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a General/Institution Cook?

General/Institution Cook in Townsville:
"Long hours."
Pros: Good boss and work mates.
Cons: 4am starts.

Key Stats for General/Institution Cook

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects General/Institution Cook Salaries

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
AU$44,000

▼3%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 93%