A Kitchen Hand earns an average wage of AU$18.19 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

AU$31,173 - AU$62,400
AU$31K
AU$41K
AU$62K
MEDIAN: AU$40,974
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50%
90%
AU$15.26 - AU$22.79
AU$15
AU$18
AU$23
MEDIAN: AU$18.19
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$62K
Salary AU$31,173 - AU$62,400
Bonus AU$200
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$31,874 - AU$49,098
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$15.26 - AU$22.79
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.72
Overtime AU$1.98 - AU$39.27
Annual Data AU$0AU$49K
Bonus AU$200
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$31,874 - AU$49,098
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 614

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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 560 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 103 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$41,000 based on 47 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$40,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$38,185

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 Newcastle:
"My review."
Pros: The other employees are very friendly and good to talk and joke around with.
Cons: Having to stand there for 5 hours washing dishes.

Kitchen Hand in Perth:
"The review."
Pros: Good team environment. Supportive colleagues.
Cons: Very stressful.

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 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
66%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Kitchen Hand Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

▲4%

National Average
AU$38,000

▼1%

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 94%