The average wage for a Lead Cook is AU$20.07 per hour.

AU$50,800 - AU$55,422
AU$54K
MEDIAN: AU$53,766
50%
AU$17.11 - AU$23.99
AU$17
AU$20
AU$24
MEDIAN: AU$19.99
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$55K
Salary AU$53,766
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$36,471 - AU$55,341
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data AU$0AU$28
Hourly Rate AU$17.11 - AU$23.99
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$28.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$55K
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$36,471 - AU$55,341
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Lead Cook

A lead cook is normally a supervisory position in a kitchen. Depending on the organization, this person is likely not considered a full-fledged kitchen manager or chef. However, lead cooks normally have some of the supervision and oversight duties of these managers delegated to them. In many higher-end restaurants, the lead cook position is considered a stepping stone to a full-fledged managerial or chef position.

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Lead Cook Tasks

  • Oversee food handling and preparation throughout a kitchen.
  • Monitor and evaluate staff and coordinate break schedules.
  • Stock and maintain all food stations, ensuring hygienic workspaces.
  • Answer guest questions about menu and preparation.
  • Modify processes for routing and meeting orders according to time and quality standards.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Cook

Pay by Experience for a Lead Cook has a negative trend. An entry-level Lead Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Cook with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Lead Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 13 salaries. A Lead Cook with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$44,798

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

Key Stats for Lead Cook

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Lead Cook Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
AU$45,000

▼7%

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%