The average salary for a Pastry Cook in Australia is AU$54,571.
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Job Description for Pastry Cook
The people in bakeries and restaurants that create pies, cakes and other desserts are called pastry cooks. These employees have a very specialized set of skills that distinguish them from line cooks and food preparers in commercial kitchen settings; most culinary schools offer a separate commercial baking educational track. Pastry cooks must have a thorough understanding of the science of baking, as well as be able to adhere to recipes and food preparation principles. Pastry cooks must also poss…Read more
Pastry Cook Tasks
- Produce rolls, pastries, breads and desserts according to recipes.
- Prepare daily requests for supplies and various food items.
- Produce quality of appearance for all foods and ensure all plates are clean and appetizing.
- Control proper storage of products.
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Popular Skills for Pastry Cook
Skills in Food Safety are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Order Inventory, Product Development, Organizing and Food Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Pastry Cook
An entry-level Pastry Cook with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$48,130 based on 7 salaries. An early career Pastry Cook with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$54,726 based on 82 salaries. A mid-career Pastry Cook with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$54,347 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Pastry Cook with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$54,294 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$60,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pastry Cook in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 4.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (1.0% less), Brisbane, Queensland (1.0% less) and Perth, Western Australia (0.5% less).
Years of Experience
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