Café Workers serve, prepare and help run the activities of cafés and other similar food services. They provide direct services to customers including taking orders, payments and preparing food. In addition, they help keep the establishment clean and promote a positive atmosphere.
- Starting salary: $35,500 P/A Senior salary: $53,500 P/A Average salary: $41,000 P/A Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer Employment level: 17,100 as of November 2011 (compared to 17,200 as of November 2000)
Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Café Worker is 38.7 hours
Employment by region:
The top three regions for employment as a Café Worker include:
- NSW: 27.5%
- VIC: 26.8%
- QLD: 20.7%
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Employment for Café Workers has grown at a rate of 6.9% over the past 5 years and is expected to remain steady over the next 5 years.
Total employment growth over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time is 1,700
Gender (including full time and part time)
The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
- Male Full Time: 6.7%
- Male Part Time: 12.5%
- Female Full Time: 21.6%
- Female Part Time: 59.2%
Café Workers usually work indoors with a possible outdoor serving area in a variety of café settings. They work directly with customers as well as in the back storage room, stocking or preparing food. They may be required to stand for long periods at a time as they assist customers, prepare food and clean the facility. They may work nights, early mornings, late evenings, holidays and weekends depending on store hours.