The average hourly pay for a Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker in Australia is AU$20.29.
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Job Description for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker
A pizza cook/chef/maker is the person makes the pizzas offered by a pizzeria or other restaurant. The pizza cook generally works in a commercial kitchen in the preparation and baking of the pizza. Because pizzas typically involve a wide variety of ingredients, the pizza cook should expect to do a great deal of preparatory work sch as cutting and portioning vegetables, preparing cheeses, and slicing meats. Additionally, many restaurants will require the pizza chef to work to create a variety of…Read more
Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Tasks
- Prepare ingredients, sauce and dough and assemble pizzas according to standards and orders.
- Operate pizza ovens and conduct maintenance, reporting problems.
- Assist with special orders and when other work stations fall behind.
- Maintain a hygienic work station, rotate ingredients, and clean equipment and pizza ovens.
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Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker
An entry-level Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$19.16 based on 17 salaries. An early career Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$19.81 based on 155 salaries. A mid-career Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.56 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.56 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 15.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (11.4% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (1.8% less), Cairns, Queensland (1.4% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.4% less).
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