The average hourly pay for a Waiter/Waitress Counter in Australia is AU$15.53.
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AU$11 - AU$22
AU$0 - AU$760
AU$23,201 - AU$46,653
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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress Counter
Counter waiters and waitresses work with kitchen staff, shift leaders, and managers to serve customers food from a counter (such as at a diner or take-out counter). These waiters are generally responsible for preparing tables or eating areas for customers' meals, taking patrons' orders, answering any questions, and making suggestions based on patron's wants. They are also in charge of writing down and processing food orders, serving food, and responding to any customer needs to ensure a pleasant…Read more
Waiter/Waitress Counter Tasks
- Greet customers, answer questions and take orders.
- Answer phones, provide directions and record take-out orders.
- Use register and credit card payment systems, balancing at the end of each shift.
- Clean and disinfect counters, serving implements, dishes, and other items.
- Serve food and beverages, keep counter tidy and collect payment.
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Waiter/Waitress Counter Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress Counter
An entry-level Waiter/Waitress Counter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$14.87 based on 88 salaries. An early career Waiter/Waitress Counter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$15.42 based on 120 salaries. A mid-career Waiter/Waitress Counter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.30 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress Counter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.00 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$21.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Waiter/Waitress Counter in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 15.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (12.7% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (5.1% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.2% less).
Years of Experience
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