AU$42,172
Avg. Salary
AU$18.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$101

Bonus

AU$154

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Kitchen Hand is AU$18.47 per hour.

The average pay for a Kitchen Hand is AU$42,172 per year.

10%
AU$15.25
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AU$18.47
50%
AU$23.33
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MEDIAN AU$18.47
10%
AU$32k
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AU$42k
50%
AU$58k
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MEDIAN AU$42,172
AU$31,537 - AU$57,512
AU$32K
AU$42K
AU$58K
MEDIAN: AU$42,172
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AU$15.25 - AU$23.33
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AU$18
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MEDIAN: AU$18.47
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AU$0AU$57K
Salary AU$31,537 - AU$57,512
Bonus AU$9.86 - AU$495
Profit Sharing AU$154
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$31,803 - AU$49,468
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$15.25 - AU$23.33
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.65
Overtime AU$2.00 - AU$35.75
Annual Data AU$0AU$49K
Bonus AU$9.86 - AU$495
Profit Sharing AU$154
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$31,803 - AU$49,468
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,201

Job Description for Kitchen Hand

The kitchen hand is an entry-level position in the food business. Their responsibilities familiarize them with the workings and standards expected in a commercial kitchen, including safety standards.

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Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Hand

Pay by Experience for a Kitchen Hand has a positive trend. An entry-level Kitchen Hand with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$38,000 based on 1,106 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Kitchen Hand with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$40,000 based on 210 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Hand which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 96 salaries. A Kitchen Hand with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$38,738

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

Kitchen Hand Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Kitchen Hand?

Kitchen Hand in Bendigo:
"Fun."
Pros: The people I work with are what make my job enjoyable.
Cons: Poor pay, no penalty rates, and little support.

Kitchen Hand in Brisbane:
"Hell."
Pros: Nothing, there is nothing good about working as a kitchen hand at hog's breath Café. Very low hourly rate, no penalty rates for public holidays like Australia day for example.
Cons: My hourly rate is very low, Working conditions are rubbish, No team work related activities, Management doesn't care about employees.

Kitchen Hand in Adelaide:
"It is great."
Pros: The people.
Cons: Actually washing dishes.

Kitchen Hand in goldcoast:
"Just needed a job."
Be prepared for hard work ,little benefits and low pay.

Kitchen Hand in Brisbane:
"Always ask quetions."
Since my job is not only just being a kitchen hand but seems to be everything else around our establishment as well. When I first came into the job I thought I would just be doing deliveries off to our receivers and then come back to do other function deliveries and help out where the kitchen hands need. Turns out they hired me as just a kitchen hand and paid me as one for a while now and wont change my title.

Kitchen Hand in Gordon:
Pros:
Cons: No penalty rates on weekends, only on public holidays, easy to get burns, hot.

Kitchen Hand in Melbourne:
"Helping The Aged."
Pros: I liked the hours and my weekends were dedicated to that, working for the aged care are jobs of the present and future.
Cons: I disliked the pressure of the work load, I had to work on my own and had to push myself to get everything done in 3 hours. The company was not willing to give me half an hour extra to complete my duties.

Key Stats for Kitchen Hand

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Kitchen Hand Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
AU$39,000

▼3%

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 95%