The average hourly pay for a Pastry Chef in Australia is AU$22.15.
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AU$17 - AU$27
AU$99 - AU$2,653
AU$37,627 - AU$61,134
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Job Description for Pastry Chef
Pastry chefs work at restaurants, bakeries, cafes, catering companies, and other food establishments, and are responsible for creating pastries which are both attractive and tasty. In some jobs, they may also devise new recipes, so it's important to pay attention to trends and what consumers prefer while brainstorming unique and innovative ideas. It is important to adhere to sanitation rules at all times in this position, and to keep the work area clean and organized. Pastry chefs are occasiona…Read more
Pastry Chef Tasks
- Bake, assemble and decorate pastries.
- Determine preparation and cooking production schedule for pastries and baked goods.
- Research, develop and test new recipes.
- Decide dessert menu, including dessert wines, specialty beverages, and cheese platters.
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Pay by Experience Level for Pastry Chef
An entry-level Pastry Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$19.73 based on 76 salaries. An early career Pastry Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.25 based on 278 salaries. A mid-career Pastry Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.65 based on 169 salaries. An experienced Pastry Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.18 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pastry Chef in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 8.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (6.0% more) and Perth, Western Australia (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Wollongong, New South Wales (7.8% less), Melbourne, Victoria (4.3% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (2.7% less).
Years of Experience
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