The average pay for a Pastry Chef in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$19.56 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$35,808 - AU$57,881
AU$36K
AU$50K
AU$58K
MEDIAN: AU$50,279
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90%
AU$15.73 - AU$25.24
AU$16
AU$20
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$19.64
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AU$0AU$57K
Salary AU$35,808 - AU$57,881
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$34,626 - AU$56,144
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
Hourly Data AU$0AU$31
Hourly Rate AU$15.73 - AU$25.24
Overtime AU$22.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$56K
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$34,626 - AU$56,144
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

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.

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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$39,000 based on 67 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 39 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$51,000 based on 9 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$53,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Pastry Chef

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Pastry Chef Salaries

▲20%

▲17%

▲14%

National Average
AU$44,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 85%