Average Head Chef/Cook with Food Preparation Skills Hourly Pay

AU$23.52
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AU$200
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The average hourly pay for a Head Chef/Cook with Food Preparation skills is AU$23.52.
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AU$19.21
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AU$23.52
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AU$28.97
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MEDIAN AU$23.52
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Hourly Rate
AU$19 - AU$29
Bonus
AU$53 - AU$2,500
Total Pay
AU$40,685 - AU$61,861

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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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Popular Skills for Head Chef/Cook

Skills in Menu Planning, Food Safety, Order Inventory, Team Leadership and Chef (Opscode) are correlated to pay that is above average.

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$22.54 based on 96 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef/Cook with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.96 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Head Chef/Cook with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.66 based on 71 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 Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 6.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (2.2% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (3.6% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 292 survey responses.
Early Career
32.9%
Mid Career
32.2%
Experienced
24.3%
Late Career
10.6%

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