AU$50,686
Avg. Salary
AU$21.88
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Pastry Chef is AU$21.88 per hour.

The average pay for a Pastry Chef is AU$50,686 per year.

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AU$17.32
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AU$21.88
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AU$26.65
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MEDIAN AU$21.88
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AU$39k
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AU$66k
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MEDIAN AU$50,686
AU$39,295 - AU$66,045
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MEDIAN: AU$50,686
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MEDIAN: AU$21.88
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AU$0AU$66K
Salary AU$39,295 - AU$66,045
Bonus AU$1,020
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$37,045 - AU$61,219
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 249
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$17.32 - AU$26.65
Hourly Tips AU$1.25
Overtime AU$13.40 - AU$35.56
Annual Data AU$0AU$61K
Bonus AU$1,020
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$37,045 - AU$61,219
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 305

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.

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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.

Pastry Chef Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pastry Chef

Pay by Experience for a Pastry Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Pastry Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 143 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pastry Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Pastry Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 68 salaries. A Pastry Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 66 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

14%

6%

-4%

-5%

-9%

-27%

National Average: AU$48,310

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

Pastry Chef Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pastry Chef?

Pastry Chef in Brisbane:
"Exciting."
Pros: Opportunity
Cons: Im away from my family

Pastry Chef in Ballarat:
"Pastry Chef Pay."
It's fun making cakes.

Pastry Chef in Gold Coast:
"Stressful, Creative, Hard work, Long hours, Early mornings."
Pros: I like being creative and making people happy when they eat my food.
Cons: My Boss, Working for ungrateful people.

Pastry Chef in Cairns:
"I love making food."
Pros: Making food and learning new techniques.
Cons: Long hours. Low pay. No contract.

Key Stats for Pastry Chef

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Pastry Chef Salaries

▲8%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 93%