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Info for Hospitality Workers
  • $20.41 per hour is the minimum wage for hospitality workers
  • You should be paid penalty rates for weekend and public holiday work
  • If you have to wear a uniform, your boss should pay for it
  • You’re entitled to a break every five hours – but it’s unpaid :(
  • You also get these basic workplace rights, like all workers.

Not what you were expecting? Give us a call BEFORE you do anything hasty! We can give you advice specific to your situation.


Pay chart

If you are under the age of 20, you may be paid according to the junior pay rates scale. Contact the Young Workers Centre for advice.



Full Time (weekly)

Full Time and Part Time (hourly)

Casual (hourly)

Level 1

Food and beverage attendant grade 1




Guest service grade 1

Kitchen attendant grade 1

Level 2

Clerical grade 1




Cook grade 1

Door person/security officer grade 1

Food and beverage attendant grade 2

Front office grade 1

Guest service grade 2

Kitchen attendant grade 2

Leisure attendant grade 1

Gardener grade 1

Storeperson grade 1

Level 3

Clerical grade 2




Cook grade 2

Food and beverage attendant grade 3

Fork-lift driver

Front office grade 2

Guest service grade 3


Kitchen attendant grade 3

Leisure attendant grade 2

Gardener grade 2

Storeperson grade 2

Timekeeper/security officer grade 2

Level 4

Clerical grade 3




Cook (tradesperson) grade 3

Food and beverage attendant (tradesperson) grade 4

Front office grade 3

Guest service grade 4

Level 5

Clerical supervisor




Cook (tradesperson) grade 4

Food and beverage supervisor

Front office supervisor

Guest service supervisor

Gardener grade 4 (tradesperson)

Level 6

Cook (tradesperson) grade 5




Information is current as at 1 February 2021  

This is general information only and may not be relevant to your specific situation. Call the Young Workers Centre to get advice specific to your situation.