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    I think it's all relative. DH and I are considered to be high income earners but the cost of living in Sydney is astronomical and we get taxed so much so I don't consider us to be rolling in cash or anything - just comfortable. Also, if we were doing our jobs in anywhere but Sydney, our salaries would be a lot less.

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    DH is a maintenance fitter, on base of $100k, but he does loads of overtime, so adds about $20k.
    He does 4 days on, 4 days off, 4 nights on, 4 days off.
    But I would happily take a massive pay cut for him not to do night shift. Money doesn't buy you everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pina Colada View Post
    Actually I would believe it to be quite the opposite on BH, with low income earners happy and free to talk about pay packets, and high income earners hesitant to do so as it is generally met with disdain and accusation of bragging.

    I believe there would be quite a number of hubbers on here that could answer with the high amounts mentioned, and somewhat higher as well but are unwilling to divulge. In fact I'm sure a poll last year revealed just that where the average income of hubbers was much higher then many expected.
    I also assumed when i read this thread the OP was after job suggestions for positions that would offer a higher income without necessarily requiring years of retraining. Hence people have contributed accordingly.

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    My husband has no formal qualifications in the job he is doing, and brings home good money. I didn't read the op properly before

    Not sure of your location, but try ringing around a few civil engineering companies like diona, subakette, clm and see what jobs they have on offer. Employees on tax file number take home about $1650 a week, and that doesn't include super, leave entitlements etc. and this is all without any formal qualifications.
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    My DP has no qualifications and didn't finish school. He now runs his own business as a furniture removalist and he sub-contracts to a worldwide (most likely the largest) removal company full-time. Our business earns anywhere between $160k - $300k per annum. He pays himself a decent wage and all our expenses are written off on our business :-) I found this thread very interesting... I was hesitant on posting due to the "bragging" side of things but I read everyone else's so here is ours!

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    I've never been comfortable talking about what people earn in real life, so I won't answer but do understand why the OP asked the question.

    Your husband should look on SEEK, and type in the search engine jobs paying more than $________ (what ever amount he likes). From there he can see what type of roles potentially pay that amount and what qualifications are required.

    He can then see what would suit him and go from there.

    Good luck to you and the family

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell & Bug View Post
    What I find quite odd is that DF is a public officer and gets paid more than a police officer. Like 30k more!! Less training and less responsibility, both govt jobs etc.
    It's bizarre isn't it!?

    Quote Originally Posted by EchoSummers View Post
    Wow...a lot of people on here make really decent money. Can I just vent a tiny bit?

    4 years of full time tertiary education (mandatory double degree) and 8 months of full time, unpaid placement will get me $41,000. And what will I be doing? Everything I can to advocate for those who can't always advocate for themselves. I'll be a social worker - a highly trained professional.

    Yes, the social and community services just got a pay increase but it is being introduced over 8 fracking years. Close to a decade I'll be earning a pittance. A graduate teacher earns so much more than that (as they should) - over 50k. But if we value our teachers and nurses, why not our social workers?


    DH has a Cert IV in Community Services and gets paid double that.

    This is what I mean about wage gaps.

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    I know, the disparity is remarkable. It probably depends on where you are though. Remember that DP works for NSW Police, so it'll be paid entirely differently to the police force under another state.

    Not that I think it's okay.

    She gets paid nowhere near enough for what she does, what she sees, the hours she works...they're reluctant to pay overtime so she only very rarely gets it granted. She gets holidays when she's told and at no other time...

    She can't get life insurance through any company because of her job, and the life insurance policy she pays for through the Police Credit Union is cr@p...it sucks.

    But she loves her job, I just wish the work she did was recognised, and I wish there was some kind of compensation for the emotional trauma she experiences...seeing dead bodies, having guns pointed at her, she was punched in the face by a junkie the other week....

    Grrrr!

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    We are in no way high income earners (particularly given I don't have much work at the moment) but I posted on here about my DH's job and rough income because the OP was looking for ideas for her DH. I don't think it's distasteful at all and I certainly wasn't "bragging" about his rate of pay. Given his and mine (I'm a grad teacher) is an award rate, anyone could look it up and work out roughly what we make anyway. Perhaps people should read all the posts first as I saw a number of people who posted lower numbers than some other posters.
    As I said earlier, I don't care how much other people earn though because DH and I are so happy in our jobs, in our state and with our hours and though I wish I had more work, it's not for the money, it's because I love doing it so much.
    OP, I hope your DH can find something he can change into that he doesn't need to retrain for. Given he is a storeman perhaps he could look into Purchasing or something as that's what some of the storemen at a company I worked at years ago transitioned into after a few years. It's def M-F 8 hours a day (maybe 9 depending on the company), no physical work other than maybe walking to the store to check something came in, and pays reasonable money.

    PinkPink - love your suggestion - SEEK is a great job search engine.

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    wow, i can't believe how much some hubby's earn!
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