The average hourly pay for a Waiter/Waitress in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$16.99.
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AU$11 - AU$22
AU$0 - AU$45
AU$0 - AU$605
AU$23,233 - AU$46,269
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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress
The job responsibilities of a waiter can vary depending upon the type of establishment in which they are employed. However, no matter what their specific job duties may be, there are a few skills that are universal and must be followed at all times. A few of those skills include kindness, punctuality, multitasking, and the ability to take directions clearly. A waiter or waitress shoulders a large responsibility when it comes to the reputation of a specific restaurant, as one poor performance cou…Read more
- Maintain table appearance by pre-bussing, check drink levels and remove clutter.
- Keep station clean, set up and take down station tables appropriately.
- Present check for payment and provides change as needed.
- Take food and beverage orders, give food orders to kitchen and deliver orders.
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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress
An entry-level Waiter/Waitress with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$15.39 based on 279 salaries. An early career Waiter/Waitress with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$17.09 based on 419 salaries. A mid-career Waiter/Waitress with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$19.45 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$19.63 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Waiter/Waitress in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 4.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (10.2% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (8.7% less) and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (7.5% less).
Years of Experience
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