A cafe in one of Australia’s most iconic tourist destinations is offering would-be baristas an almost six-figure pay packet to make their coffee.
A cafe in one of Australia’s most iconic tourist towns is offering would-be baristas a mammoth pay packet to join their team.
The Good Cartel, in Broome, Western Australia, posted an advertisement with salary packages of up to $92,000 for coffee makers who want to work weekends.
Similarly, kitchen staff can fetch $112,464 a year for working 55 hours over five days a week, including Saturday and Sunday.
Baristas looking for top dollar at the drive-through takeaway venue are expected to work 47 hours a week across weekdays and weekends.
However, if Monday to Friday work is all they’re after, front of house staff can earn $83,001 a year.
Those looking to assist in the business’s drive-through can bank almost $80,000 per annum for their troubles.
In its job advertisement, the business said it had “a reputation for retaining excellent staff who receive excellent pay”.
The Good Cartel also disclosed no specific experience was required and they would “train a skills deficit”.
High hospitality wages are being offered in other businesses in the town, with nearby Short Street Cafe offering up to $44 an hour for its baristas.
The lowest hourly rate being paid for the business’s staff is $38 an hour during shifts with no penalty rates.
It comes just weeks after Australia reopened its borders to international tourists, thousands of whom are expected to holiday in the country’s famed northwest.
WA Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said she hoped for an influx of work-hungry backpackers to the region now international borders had opened.
“In the Kimberley the unprecedented boom in local tourists heading to the region has made this problem more pronounced,” she said.
“We’ve thrown everything at supporting businesses to manage this issue over the past two years, including incentivising local workers in the region.”