Average Head Chef/Cook Hourly Pay in Brisbane, Queensland

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The average hourly pay for a Head Chef/Cook in Brisbane, Queensland is AU$22.37.
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Hourly Rate
AU$19 - AU$30
Total Pay
AU$41,166 - AU$62,867

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Job Description for Head Chef/Cook

Head Chef/Cook Tasks
  • Manage kitchen operation including food purchases and preparation, record keeping, quality standards, and sanitation.
  • Train employees in cooking methods, plate presentations, portions, and cost control.

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef/Cook

An early career Head Chef/Cook with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$22.20 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef/Cook with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.96 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Head Chef/Cook with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.74 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$25.
Employees with Head Chef/Cook in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 8.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (7.1% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (13.9% less).

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