The average hourly pay for a Kitchenhand / Kitchen Attendant in Australia is AU$19.80.
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Job Description for Kitchenhand / Kitchen Attendant
A kitchenhand (also known as a kitchen attendant) holds an entry-level position in the food service and preparation industry. The job can encompass many different tasks, all of which are dependent upon the restaurant or food service company’s operations and functions. However, common functions include cleaning (which includes dishes, garbage, and preparation areas), unloading deliveries, and performing other duties as requested by line chefs, sous chefs, and/or executive chefs. Even though thi…Read more
Kitchenhand / Kitchen Attendant Tasks
- Load and unload supplies, storing them appropriately and updating inventory.
- Sanitize surfaces and ensure a hygienic environment.
- Rotate, prep and ready ingredients and equipment.
- Clean and organize kitchen, kitchen stations and serving areas.
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Pay by Experience Level for Kitchenhand / Kitchen Attendant
An entry-level Kitchenhand / Kitchen Attendant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$18.81 based on 32 salaries. An early career Kitchenhand / Kitchen Attendant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$19.58 based on 159 salaries. A mid-career Kitchenhand / Kitchen Attendant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.13 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Kitchenhand / Kitchen Attendant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.84 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$22.
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Employees with Kitchenhand / Kitchen Attendant in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 14.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (2.0% more) and Perth, Western Australia (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sydney, New South Wales (10.3% less), Newcastle, New South Wales (8.0% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (7.3% less).
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