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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27-02-2012 16:32 #121
27-02-2012 16:56 #122
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
27-02-2012 16:57 #123Senior Member
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27-02-2012 17:13 #124
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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27-02-2012 17:48 #125
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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27-02-2012 18:10 #126
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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27-02-2012 18:41 #127
27-02-2012 18:47 #128
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....
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28-02-2012 09:54 #129Senior Member
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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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28-02-2012 18:57 #130
wow, i can't believe how much some hubby's earn!
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