An Entry-Level Kitchen Chef earns an average wage of AU$20.42 per hour.

AU$33,993 - AU$56,255
AU$34K
AU$47K
AU$56K
MEDIAN: AU$47,027
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50%
90%
AU$16.80 - AU$25.46
AU$17
AU$20
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.41
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$56K
Salary AU$33,993 - AU$56,255
Bonus AU$340
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$34,985 - AU$55,464
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 315
Hourly Data AU$0AU$37
Hourly Rate AU$16.80 - AU$25.46
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.28
Overtime AU$6.18 - AU$37.86
Annual Data AU$0AU$55K
Bonus AU$340
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$34,985 - AU$55,464
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 413

Job Description for Kitchen Chef

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; assembling plates to be sent to diners; and overseeing the food preparation tasks performed by subordinates in the kitchen. Kitchen chefs may conduct ordering and bookkeeping work for their restaurant as well.

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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.

Kitchen Chef Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$44,493

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

Kitchen Chef Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Kitchen Chef in Woonona:
"Head Chef at Pai Tong Thai Restaurant."
Plenty of hard work but that pays off.

Kitchen Chef in Ipswich:
Be prepared for no social life as you have to work when most people don't if you can handle that you won't have a problem. You must have a love of food and creativity.

Key Stats for Kitchen Chef

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
24%

Skills That Affect Kitchen Chef Salaries

▲6%



National Average
AU$44,000


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 94%