A Kitchen Chef in Brisbane, Queensland earns an average wage of AU$21.06 per hour. A skill in Menu Planning is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$33,400 - AU$55,647
AU$33K
AU$48K
AU$56K
MEDIAN: AU$47,710
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50%
90%
AU$17.84 - AU$26.05
AU$18
AU$21
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$21.23
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$55K
Salary AU$33,400 - AU$55,647
Bonus AU$275
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$36,856 - AU$55,548
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 58
Hourly Data AU$0AU$31
Hourly Rate AU$17.84 - AU$26.05
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.67
Overtime AU$31.17
Annual Data AU$0AU$55K
Bonus AU$275
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$36,856 - AU$55,548
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

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 by Experience Level for Kitchen Chef

Pay by Experience for a Kitchen Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Kitchen Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Kitchen Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 37 salaries. A Kitchen Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 16 salaries.

Key Stats for Kitchen Chef

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Kitchen Chef Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
AU$47,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Kitchen Chef Salaries

▲10%

National Average
AU$47,000


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 96%