A Kitchen Hand earns an average wage of AU$18.10 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$30,868 - AU$57,081
AU$31K
AU$41K
AU$57K
MEDIAN: AU$41,387
10%
50%
90%
AU$15.16 - AU$22.47
AU$15
AU$18
AU$22
MEDIAN: AU$18.11
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$57K
Salary AU$30,868 - AU$57,081
Bonus AU$105
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$31,611 - AU$47,754
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data AU$0AU$34
Hourly Rate AU$15.16 - AU$22.47
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.33
Overtime AU$2.00 - AU$34.87
Annual Data AU$0AU$47K
Bonus AU$105
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$31,611 - AU$47,754
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,232

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$38,034

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 Gold Coast:
Pros: I get to meet new people and it adds experience to my resume.
Cons: I have to give up a day on the weekend to do the job and therfore itis very stressful.

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.

Key Stats for Kitchen Hand

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Kitchen Hand Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
AU$38,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
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%