An Entry-Level Kitchen Hand earns an average wage of AU$18.07 per hour.

AU$30,763 - AU$64,111
AU$31K
AU$41K
AU$64K
MEDIAN: AU$40,963
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50%
90%
AU$15.19 - AU$22.58
AU$15
AU$18
AU$23
MEDIAN: AU$18.05
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$64K
Salary AU$30,763 - AU$64,111
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$31,704 - AU$48,639
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$15.19 - AU$22.58
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.46
Overtime AU$1.98 - AU$39.48
Annual Data AU$0AU$48K
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$31,704 - AU$48,639
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 534

Kitchen Hand Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$37,883

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

Kitchen Hand Advice

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

Kitchen Hand in Adelaide:
"Preparing all larder, food preparation, assisting chef,"
These days it pays to do few courses to increase your knowledge such as certificate II in kitchen operations, that's a good course & you will be surprised what you learn, even after all my years in kitchens I learned a lot, also food safety course, very important to know , maybe a basic cooking course that can teach you knife skills & first aid course. When you start a new job & you are been shown what to do & how to do it, do not interrupt your teacher in order to let them know that you know what you are doing, that only makes you look bad and also remember you may know how to do something, you may have years of experience doing that thing but every work place has its own way of doing things, some places like it done they way, some will let you do it your own way.

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.

Key Stats for Kitchen Hand

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
9%

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 93%