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    Default what does your DP/H/F do for work and how much $ per week do they earn?

    ok so i made a thread a while back about 'how much money you/dp got a week" (that wasnt the exact titile)
    i had a bit of negative feedback saying it was none of my business. so simple. dont answer if you dont want people to know.

    DP was a shearer for 14 years, averaging $1500 a week.. (4 months of the year was 'off'season so he had to travel north for work).
    now he has injured his back and is due for a back operation, with a recovery time of 6 months.
    i/we are just interested in what else is out there and how well they pay...

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    aviation refueler...pays about $30 + an hour...but it is rostered shift work...usually 12 hour days! but in general is works out 4 days on and 4 days off!

    ETA about $64,000 a year (but we are paying hecs and supp loan so that takes a chunck)!

    AFTER: TAX, HECS, SFSL we he gets about $840 a week!
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    hey im sorry to hear about your partner hurtng himself...

    is there any other contracting work he can do until he can go back to shearing.. it may not be as much money though....

    my DH is a self employed chippy - but we live in the country so it can be a bit up and down with pay..

    on a good week he earns around $1500a week GROSS - we need to pay our tax, insurance, holidays etc... on a bad week he may earn only $800.. I would say on average it woud pan out to around $1200 a week.. which is what around $60K I guess..

    not great money for how hard he works but we are lucky it covers our bills and food etc..

    good luckfinding work...

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    wow, that's quite a lot! My DH is a park ranger, he makes about $700 a week average, after tax... Sometimes if he's doing overtime/higher duties etc he might get up to $800 or $900.

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    Grant works for the department of education. He gets roughly $800 a week.

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    Too much 8 mths of the year and not enough the other 4 mths of the year.

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    my dp works in the mines up north
    He does 12hr days, 2weeks on 1week off,but atm and for the next 6months he is doing 4weeks on 1week off as there a fair bit of work on and we are saving to build so are making the sacrafice

    2800wk

    116,000 after tax a year

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    DH is a civil engineer.

    As a base he gets 2,250 a week, plus they pay our rent, his phone and all car expenses. Plus a bonus every year.

    So I guess equivalent of $3000 after a big chunk of tax?

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    Before the building slump happened Chris was on $400 a day so $2000 a week. But he would work the weekend for $500 a day. So back then it was $3000 weekly. He only got that for a little while after finishing his apprenticeship then the slump happened and there was NO work. Now he is a plastering lecturer at a trade training school and is on $1200 a week but alot of that goes to the taxman . He is hoping to get back on the tools once the building boom comes back it sucks going from a great wage to average.

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    yeh it's funny how it seems a lot..but then when you take tax out and also hecs, and other things like that...it's gone...or there is enough to cover everything but that's it!


 

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