Train Annoucement: Ladies and gentleman, this service is six minutes behind schedule because the train in front of us is a stops-all-stations. The only way past would be to fly over it but if I was called a pilot, I'd probably be making another 100 grand a year.
Given the public perception battle that is going on, it would seem that Qantas is well in front.
correct me if I'm wrong... I heard this directly from the mouth of a current Metro train driver in melbourne... it was at the start of the year so my facts may be slightly out but I'll bet they're close to reality...
Want to become a Metro train driver? They'll pay for your training. In fact this guy claimed you get paid while you study the course... (pretty decent figures as well). Apparently some of the initial tests are done at home on your computer, so feel free to cheat (probably some form of aptitude tests or something)
Starting sallary? $85,000 plus overtime. everyone does overtime. so the average driver walks away with $100,000 a year. shift rostering from what he told me was pretty nice, no pressure to work if boss asks you to cover another work who is sick, but if you do, obviously paid extra, sundays / weekends in general you're paid extra and i think certain allowances for certain routes. I think they throw in some $$$ every time you go through the city loop.
sounds pretty nice to me. can anyone confirm/deny?
You can earn $80k+ base (+ overtime) driving a forklift in a factory.
You can earn $80k+ base (+ overtime) driving a 5 tonne delivery truck.
What can you do?
Don't become a pilot if you want to make big bucks!
I would also like to know where these jobs are, give me the names of some companys that pay this much money for that type of job. You always here of these sorts of jobs, but they seem to evaporate when you want one.
How about a diesel mechanic for a well known hire company. $4,000 per week gross. Heard about someone who got that one last week.
There are plenty of jobs out there and whilst pilot wages decrease or remain static, the rest of the jobs in the country continually increase.
Pretty soon the average wage will overtake the J* FO wage
The average wage in Australia is now $64,641.
State Average Annual Wage Australian Capital Territory $75,514 Western Australia $70,101 New South Wales $65,863 Queensland $63,840 Victoria $62,847 Northern Territory $61,870 South Australia $59,176 Tasmania $55,255
(My guess is the mining boom is boosting the WA figures)
Well that must include engineers, you said earlier about a diesel mechanic on $4000/pw, so that's > $200k a year. Now I am very close to a 5 cat LAME working for an airline that doesn't get any where near that.
Just had a look at the 'Rail Industry Award 2010' and I would suggest based on an Operational Level 6 Driver of an 8,000Tonne they are on $835.70 per Week. + Allowances. http://www.airc.gov.au/awardmod/awards/rail.pdf So about the same as an FO on a regional when you add all the allowances. an extra $100k would put a driver on par with a Captain of Narrow body.