Average Waiter/Waitress Counter Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$15.53
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AU$760
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The average hourly pay for a Waiter/Waitress Counter in Australia is AU$15.53.
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AU$11.27
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AU$15.53
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AU$22.20
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MEDIAN AU$15.53
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Hourly Rate
AU$11 - AU$22
Bonus
AU$0 - AU$760
Total Pay
AU$23,201 - AU$46,653

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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress Counter

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Waiter/Waitress Counter. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Waiter/Waitress Counter
Human Resources (HR) Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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.
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

This data is based on 243 survey responses.
Entry Level
36.2%
Early Career
49.4%
Mid Career
6.2%
Experienced
6.2%
Late Career
2.1%