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  • Average Aus Barista pay rates?

    hi all,

    Im an Aussie currently working in NZ, initially only for the snow. Looking at moving back home sometime soon and was curious what the current wages are for baristas in Aus?

    I wonder, because here in NZ, we get paid minimum, which is a staggeringly low $12.50 an hr, maybe $13.50 if you work for one of the extremely popular cafes. Unfortunately, that is only just enough to pay the rent and eat over here, forget about savings...

    Im just learning now how to roast in bulk with my works 7kg roaster (sooooo much fun!) and love what I do, but at some point im going to have to start working on my savings.

    Cheers
    Ruks

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    Re: Average Aus Barista pay rates?

    If you went to Wagenet.gov.au you might be able to find some information there or at least, find out where that information is likely to be found.

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    • #3
      Re: Average Aus Barista pay rates?

      yeah, it would be higher than that for sure. Alot would depend on where you lived too, I dont pay my baristas what they could earn in the cities, but cost of living is down too. If your skill level is good around 18-20 should be average wage.

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        Re: Average Aus Barista pay rates?

        cool, thanks for the replies guys.

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          Re: Average Aus Barista pay rates?

          my friend is a Baristo in Prahran and gets $20 an hour, which he seems happy with.

          Oh and free beans and of course un-limited coffee

          cheers

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            Re: Average Aus Barista pay rates?

            haha, yeah I you cant really go past the free coffee. Mind if I ask where prahan is? State wise?

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              Re: Average Aus Barista pay rates?

              Prahan is suburb of Melbourne

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              • #8
                Re: Average Aus Barista pay rates?

                yep beat me too it, Melbourne


                when i say free beans, I mean enough for his home use. He takes enough for his needs, and his family.. a scoop here and there.

                my Barista friend tells me the delivery guy from the coffee supplier, (major one) lets the senior baristas, at quite a few cafes around Melbourne have free 500 gram sample bags reguarly to keep in sweet with them, and for goodwill to pass on to the boss etc. Seems like a good buisness move to me.

                As for free coffee, it comes with any baristas job, there are only so many cups you can drink daily.

                cheers

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