Average Waiter/Waitress Hourly Pay in Melbourne, Victoria

AU$16.99
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
AU$45
Bonus
AU$605
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The average hourly pay for a Waiter/Waitress in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$16.99.
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AU$11.34
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AU$16.99
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AU$21.79
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MEDIAN AU$16.99
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Hourly Rate
AU$11 - AU$22
Bonus
AU$0 - AU$45
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$605
Total Pay
AU$23,233 - AU$46,269

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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress

Waiter/Waitress Tasks
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Waiter/Waitress

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Waiter/Waitress. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Waiter/Waitress
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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.
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

This data is based on 832 survey responses.
Entry Level
33.5%
Early Career
50.4%
Mid Career
11.4%
Experienced
3.8%
Late Career
0.8%