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    If the trucks dont go onto a road (Outside of the mine - you dont need a truck license)

    My DH is a sparky in NSW mine - 7/7 roster - $150,000

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    My friend is an engineer and works for the mines in QLD and is on $416,000 per year.

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    Hubby is on $100,000 as a 1st year emergency management officer, his set roster is 2:2 but he has the option of doing extra shifts. He could do 2:1 for $150,000 but I'm not keen at all, instead he has been doing an extra 3-5 shifts every second R&R. Not one of the best paying FIFO jobs but he enjoys it and it gives us a good balance between him being home and having enough play money

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    Holy.... Wow those pays are amazing!
    Pfff stuff Uni might as well go get trained at the mines.
    No wonder everyone wants to get into the mines.

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    My dad works in a qld mind and he earns about $130k driving dump trucks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleTime View Post
    He'd take a massive pay cut to become a qualified dump truck driver, traineeships are 50k first year & 100k 1st year qualified income.
    Nup. Not in all mines. DH started on 90 (no quals at all). Noe he's on closer to 150 with his EBA to be reviewed soon and consequently, his pay will go up.


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    dh was on 120k in the lab, plus 12% super and perks (i had a spouse allowance of 100 a week and they paid the top PHI, plus bonuses etc) on a 2/2 roster.
    we hated him being away and are happy being broke atm, but hes looking at a drive in/drive out 4days/4days roster an hour away from home, in the next 5yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    Holy.... Wow those pays are amazing!
    Pfff stuff Uni might as well go get trained at the mines.
    No wonder everyone wants to get into the mines.
    An engineering, commerce or science degree will get you double all those figures if you head out into the mines (after finishing grad programs etc)! So still work headed to uni if you're able and willing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideysmummy View Post

    If he chose to go out onsite he'd start on $2300pw (clear). For a 5 on 5 off roster.
    My husband is still better off on the wage that he is on. Only drawbacks are that he works 5.5 days a week and has no leave entitlements.

    I will tell him to get this idea of working in the mines out of his head lol

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    From what you have said, OP, your DH is better off where he is now. Yes, there is money in the mines but it's not as much as some people think it is and it requires a lot of sacrifice.

    DF and I both work in mining and we are here because we can earn more here than elsewhere - but if we could earn more elsewhere we definitely wouldn't be here!!


 

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