The average hourly pay for a Kitchen Chef in Australia is AU$23.10.
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What Do Kitchen Chefs Do?
Kitchen chefs prepare foods for their establishment's diners. They may work for private institutions such as restaurants, entertainment venues, cruise ships and large corporations, as well as public institutions such as schools and public hospitals. Tasks performed by kitchen chefs include planning the menu, supervising kitchen assistants, waiters, and hostesses, and preparing food. Food preparation tasks may include cutting meat, vegetables and fruit; preparing stuffing, glazes and sauces; asse…Read more
Kitchen Chef Tasks
- Prepare appetizers, salads, sandwiches, sauces, stuffing, and glazes.
- May supervise pantry staff.
- Utilize extra meat in new menu items.
- Chop, slice, grind, and garnish meats, vegetables, and cheeses.
Popular Employer Salaries for Kitchen Chef
The top respondents for the job title Kitchen Chef are from the companies Compass Group, ALH and ESS Group, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at ESS Group, Inc. where the average pay is AU$24.57. Compass Group pays the lowest at around AU$22.02.
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What Are Popular Skills for Kitchen Chefs?
Skills in Food Preparation, Food Safety, Menu Planning and Chef (Opscode) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Chefs?
An entry-level Kitchen Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$21.30 based on 28 salaries. An early career Kitchen Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.16 based on 552 salaries. A mid-career Kitchen Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.83 based on 286 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.23 based on 249 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$25.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Kitchen Chef in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 4.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (3.5% more) and Gold Coast, Queensland (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sydney, New South Wales (4.5% less), Cairns, Queensland (1.5% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (0.6% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 1,277 survey responses.