Chef Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for chefs is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) for chefs is 351311.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are chef, head chef, chef de partie, apprentice chef, commis chef and second chef.
This occupation is currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL).
The average Australian weekly full-time ordinary earnings across all occupations in mid-2018 were $1,586, giving an annual income of approximately $82,472. This was 2.6% higher than in mid-2017.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 2,800 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a chef was $54,974 per annum in Australia.
Chef Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Chef De Partie||60,000 – 61,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Casual Commis Chef & Larder Hand||$27.55+ per hour||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Pastry Chef||50,000 – 55,000||Wollongong, New South Wales|
|Chef de Partie – A la Carte & Functions||50,000 – 60,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|2nd Chef Salaried, Qualified, Full Time||60,000 – 70,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sous Chef / Senior Chef De Partie||55,000 – 65,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Head Chef / Chef||75,000 – 84,000||Canberra, ACT|
|Sous Chef / Premium Grill & Tapas||60,000 – 70,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Breakfast / Lunch Chef||50,000 – 55,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Chef / Cook||65,000 – 75,000||Perth, Western Australia|
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