The average salary for a Pastry Cook is AU$52,801 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$38,965 - AU$56,180
AU$39K
AU$53K
AU$56K
MEDIAN: AU$52,697
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AU$16.20 - AU$26.28
AU$16
AU$20
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$20.25
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AU$0AU$56K
Salary AU$38,965 - AU$56,180
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$35,543 - AU$56,295
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 107
Hourly Data AU$0AU$26
Hourly Rate AU$16.20 - AU$26.28
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$23.96
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$35,543 - AU$56,295
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 67

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 possess artistic and creative skills, as they are called upon to ice cakes, prepare and add fillings and toppings, and decorate to add to the visual attractiveness of the final product. Because of the brief shelf life of most pastries, the pastry cook must be especially sure to make them look appetizing for prospective customers.

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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.

Pastry Cook Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pastry Cook

Pay by Experience for a Pastry Cook has a negative trend. An entry-level Pastry Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 119 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pastry 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$50,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Pastry Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 30 salaries. A Pastry 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$50,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$49,845

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

Pastry Cook Reviews

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

Pastry Cook in Geraldton:
"Stressful times."
Pros: Some creativity.
Cons: Being bullied.

Key Stats for Pastry Cook

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Pastry Cook Salaries

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National Average
AU$50,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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