The average hourly pay for a Kitchen Manager in Australia is AU$23.44.
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AU$2,750 - AU$12,500
AU$42,242 - AU$65,900
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Job Description for Kitchen Manager
A kitchen manager keeps the “back of the house” and kitchen of a restaurant running smoothly and efficiently. A kitchen manager can be in charge of a kitchen in a number of settings such as a restaurant, hotel, cruise ship, or nursing home. One of the kitchen manager’s responsibilities is ensuring food quality. There are many regulations regarding the storage and cooking of food, and it is their job to ensure that standards are met. Kitchen managers are also obligated to ensure that sanitation s…Read more
Kitchen Manager Tasks
- Supervise, train, and schedule kitchen staff to provide quality, hygienic, standardized food.
- Handle daily operations like payroll, customer complaints, liaising with vendors or partners, etc.
- Maintain the inventory and budget for supplies and materials in a cost-efficient manner.
- Open and close the kitchen each day, including monitoring supplies and reducing waste.
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Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in People Management, Food Preparation, Order Inventory and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Manager
An early career Kitchen Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$23.08 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Kitchen Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.99 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.68 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Kitchen Manager in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 9.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (8.5% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (1.9% less).
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