The Filipino bro-in-law (a decent restaurant chef) is being courted by a Manila placement agency for OFW work in Australia (city unknown). It appears promising at this point. The agency is legitimate; he's on the right track.
My concern is that, to him, an offer of 25,000-30,000 Aust dollars per year will be more money than he's ever seen in his life and he'll think he's hit the jackpot. But I've done a bit of research and, to me, that amount would put him in the poverty level, likely needed public-assistance to survive.
So a decent chef, in a decent restaurant or hotel or resort, should be paid ????? in Australian dollars?
Now, I know there's lots of variables. I also know that the answer depends on his being provided free lodging, or not. So don't start beating up on me. Let's do this:
QUESTION #1: a decent chef, in a decent restaurant or hotel or resort, should be paid ????? in Australian dollars if he has NO housing provided by the employer?
QUESTION #2: a decent chef, in a decent restaurant or hotel or resort, should be paid ????? in Australian dollars if he DOES have housing provided by the employer?
I'm just looking for ballpark figures. If the question were for the U.S., I'd say (for no housing): minimum of $60,000USD for larger cities on either coast; minimum of $40,000USD for most other U.S. locations.
My intent is to clue him in on Australian costs, so that when the agency starts talking money to him, it can be seen if the agency is low-balling him, or not.
Thanks! Feel free to pm me if you prefer.