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  1. grahamffc

    Salaries UK v AUS

    Hi all, When reading posts most people mention that "salaries are higher in Australia" but while some salaries may be 4x higher wile another might only be marginay higher or even lower. I think it would help the many of prospective migrants who come on this forum if they could find some info about their profession as opposed to a blanket statement. Plus I am curious myself as to which jobs enjoy the biggest increase! I appreciate its personal info that many people will not want to divulge. It would help to say where both are/were as regions have an impact in both countries. Ignore exchange rates as they change all the time, and costs of living is a totally different topic and will vary massively depending on situations and lifestyle choices. Please include super in Australian salaries as it will be your money one day. I'll get the ball rolling: Accountant: UK (London): 40,000 GBP AUS (Melbourne): 75,000 AUD
  2. Superchip555

    457 Guaranteed Annual Earnings ?

    Hi all, New to this site and this is my first post, seeking some advice or info on where I stand in regards to getting payed the amount stated as " Guaranteed Annual Earnings" on my 457 grant notification? The situation is this, when I first asked boss about 457 he kindly agreed and we went thru the process, at the time I was on a well paying job so the guaranteed annual income reflected that it was way above the market salary and TSMIT. In recent months that job has ended and not much else has materialised so my pay has been drastically reduced to match that of the market salary and falling way short of the original agreed income. Is this within my company's right?
  3. Hi Guys, my husband, our two children and I are potentially looking to move to the Carindale area, I am looking for some advice really! We are looking to move in around 3 years time, I am currently a student nurse so I know when we are ready I should be A-OK at gaining a job and I am aware of the pay etc. However, over here in the Uk, my husband is self employed, he does home improvements, fitting soffits, fascia, guttering, edpm rubber flat roofs, conservatories and windows. I have tried to do some research to see what jobs are available in Oz for this kind of work I am pretty much coming up with blanks.... i was wondering if anyone had moved over themselves with a similar skill set, and what they have done, rough wages, are they self employed/working for someone else, also what is job availability like etc for this kind of work, is it a struggle/easy to get etc..... i would be really great full for any responses :rolleyes: Cadi x
  4. Do you have to do a test before you can go on site in Australia (health and safety or other) or another qualification to start working, even though qualified in UK? Is there a lot of work for joiners about? what is the average wage for joiners? how different is the building trade in Australia than the UK? thanks
  5. Guest

    Cost of Living

    Hi Everyone From some of the threads I’ve read, people on here are very helpful in replying to individuals questions. This is my first thread so be gentle but I want to ask the group what salary scale would provide an average life. Firstly I know that’s extremely subjective so let me give a few more details. I want to move out to Perth or Melbourne, with my wife (who currently cannot work) and 4 year old daughter. Not looking for the moon-on-a-stick here, just a small car, medical cover, rented apartment with 2-3 rooms and enough money to put clothes on our back, occasional travel to NZ (extended family) and semi-private child care. I’m a scientist (post-doc) so will probably be based near one of the Universities. Any info you guys and gals can give would help out a long way. I’ll try and check back often enough in case you need more details. Thanks p.s I heard you have a thing called ‘Sun’ over there. Being from Ireland the ‘huge fiery ball in the sky’ has taken on a near mythical property, since its departure behind 3km of black cloud. Can you confirm whether or not you need to wear three heavy jumpers in mid-summer?:cool:
  6. natasha2106

    Wages

    Hi, does anyone know of a website we can look at to get an idea of what the wages would be for a cnc setter/operator (metal machinist first class). We have been told that as long as our TRA skills comes through fine we can go for a 175 visa, so we can go anywhere, but I would like to get an idea of the wages for different areas so we can get a comparision. Thanks all Tasha
  7. Hi, I'm looking into moving to perth from the uk, {as i've been told i have enouth points}:biggrin: I'm a wall & Floor tiler with 16 yrs ex, trying to find out what sort of wages i should expect, as don't see the point of moving if i will be worse off!! If any1 can help please do!!! Many thanks
  8. So backpackers what jobs have you got on your travels, where were they and what did they pay? So far for me..... bannanas, tully, $16 hour mushrooms, sunshine coast, $18 hour landscape labourer, sunshine coast, $18 hour farmhand cattle and crops, tooma nsw, $18 hour farmhand chasser bin driver, toolangi victoria, $20 hour farmhand seeding crops, scadden wa, $21 hour love to hear what others have got?
  9. Hi all, My husband is an Electician and we have our state sponsored visa and will be moving to Victoria as soon as we have sold our house. We have heard it will be difficult to get work as he will have to be supervised until hes has completed the 12 months gap training etc. We just wondered if this is true? Is it hard to find work if you are unlicenced? and also how much would he expect to earn before and after he is licenced per year? As we are trying to figure out where we will be financially, what sort of amount we could borrow for a mortgage etc. If anyone can help please let me know. Also if anyone has any jobs going let me know lol!!! Many thanks in advance. Natalie :confused:
  10. liana

    welder wages ????

    Hello. Just wondering if anyone could tell me the basic wage for a pipe welder/ pipe fitter in Perth. Thanks...
  11. Hello everyone Deb and I are just about to apply for our state sponsorship with Victoria, then hopefully with the green light from that our visa will be lodged. For quite a few weeks now we have been researching the cost of living in Victoria, if all goes to plan we are looking at the Geelong or Werribee area. Anyway can anyone point us in the right direction for trying to get accurate figures of average wages in Oz. I'm an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (not licensed) and I found one site that mentions the average wage for my trade and when I took the lowest band they stated (45,000 AUD) then considering the outgoings. Considrations were: Lowest estimate for salary was 45.000 AUD = 3750 AUD per month (Gross) Income tax & medicare 731 AUD per month Rent 1200 AUD per month Healthinsurance 250 AUD per month Car,tax, insurance and petrol 200 AUD per month Internet 80 AUD per month Grocery 400 AUD per month Utility bills 120 AUD per month Phone and mobile 140 AUD per month Eating out 400 AUD per month Sundries 400 AUD per month Total= 3921 AUD per month These are the figures we come up with and obviously the salary does not cover it, this does not include savings either. Can any one tell me if I'm over budgeting too much or these figures are accurate. If we are overbudgeting can anyone point us in the right direction to get accurate figures to calculate your average wages and outgoings, as we are finding alot of conflicting information. I appreciate that everyones standard of living will be different but I'm just after all considerations for outgoings and accurate average costs. Any advice would be much appreciated. Many thanks Ian & Deb
  12. Hello everyone Deb and I are just about to apply for our state sponsorship with Victoria, then hopefully with the green light from that our visa will be lodged. For quite a few weeks now we have been researching the cost of living in Victoria, if all goes to plan we are looking at the Geelong or Werribee area. Anyway can anyone point us in the right direction for trying to get accurate figures of average wages in Oz. I'm an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (not licensed) and I found one site that mentions the average wage for my trade and when I took the lowest band they stated (45,000 AUD) then considering the outgoings. Considrations were: Lowest estimate for salary was 45.000 AUD = 3750 AUD per month (Gross) Income tax & medicare 731 AUD per month Rent 1200 AUD per month Healthinsurance 250 AUD per month Car,tax, insurance and petrol 200 AUD per month Internet 80 AUD per month Grocery 400 AUD per month Utility bills 120 AUD per month Phone and mobile 140 AUD per month Eating out 400 AUD per month Sundries 400 AUD per month Total= 3921 AUD per month These are the figures we come up with and obviously the salary does not cover it, this does not include savings either. Can any one tell me if I'm over budgeting too much or these figures are accurate. If we are overbudgeting can anyone point us in the right direction to get accurate figures to calculate your average wages and outgoings, as we are finding alot of conflicting information. I appreciate that everyones standard of living will be different but I'm just after all considerations for outgoings and accurate average costs. Any advice would be much appreciated. Many thanks Ian & Deb
  13. Guest51810

    excavator operator wages

    hey guys, just wondering if anybody knows roughly how much a excavator operator earns in a year and if it is possible to live on if its only him thats working
  14. Hi all, I'm currently applying for a visa, hoping to get a plastering job in Brisbane. Can anyone tell me what kind of wages I could expect if I get out there? I've looked on websites but they never say. Thank you for any replies!
  15. There's a backlash brewing on multiple levels against aspects of Australia's resources boom, from complaints about “rich bogans” on disruptive big wages to ivory tower economists who'd like higher taxation to curtail the boom, with much of Australian business in the middle cursing the strength of the Australian dollar that flows from it. There might have been a tinge of jealousy in the reading of yesterday's labor costs statistics, showing the average wage in the mining industry is now six figures and therefore drawing away or starting to make more expensive skills in the cities. And Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson this week warned that our dollar, stronger for longer, might be the biggest external shock to our economy yet. Parkinson was not being judgmental in that observation, merely stating the fact, but there has been a suspicion (denied) that some in Treasury would have been happy to see policy that limited the boom. Having spent the week on the boom's frontline in the north-west, flying into Broome and driving down to Port Hedland and Karratha, there's a simple message: get over it. Rediscover Australia's ability to rejoice in momentous achievements, in the capacity of Australians to work hard and change our world. It's a regular whinge that Australia hasn't done anything big since the Snowy Mountains Scheme and it's all the guvment's fault. That's a complaint made in ignorance. What's happening in the Pilbara dwarfs the mighty Snowy vision and is having a bigger impact on the nation. You can read about it all you like and watch the pictures on TV, but the scale of projects present, promised and possible are only fully appreciated when they're in front of you. I was hired to chair the inaugural Pilbara Pulse economic conference for the Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry – business people at the nation's frontier facing enormous challenges and problems. The biggest problems are those of too much success: a shortage of housing and commercial real estate that has pushed prices through the roof and, mainly because of that, a scarcity of labor, any labor, but especially skilled labor. Just for starters, an average house in Karratha costs a million dollars to buy – or $2,000 a week to rent. And even at those prices, rentals right now simply aren't available. Providing housing therefore is part of the deal in hiring labor - but that doesn't work if you are a small business person who has to do the providing for yourself and any employee. Commercial real estate is equally scarce, with the shire and state government running hard to try to catch up with demand that is running faster. That's why Karratha has no independent butcher, no dry cleaner, no bootmaker and probably no candle maker either. So yesterday's average mining industry wage has to be put in some perspective. The wages are high, but so are the costs on the frontier. And for those doing the fly-in-fly-out routine, well, the money would have to be good. Karratha has supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, the beautiful Dampier archipelago. (The town claims the nation's highest level of boat ownership per head of population.) On isolated mine and construction sites throughout the region, conditions are as comfortable. Perhaps at the extreme end of FIFO contracts, there presently is a workforce of 3000 people on Barrow Island building the Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG plant. They work 26 days on, then have 9 days off. And they're not eight hour days. Normally you'd have to commit some sort of crime to cop a sentence like that. The Gorgon construction force will peak at 5000, and then only a couple of hundred will be required to run the thing when completed. Those 5000 will move on to the next mega project – and there are many more - or return to their cities and towns having saved a stake, if they're smart, to buy a home or start a business. In the process, those people are building amazing wealth for the nation. Don't begrudge them big incomes, they are earning it. Don't just curse the source of our strong currency, realise we are collectively wealthier because of it, that our nation as a whole faces the problems of success. The challenge for the rest of us softies is to adjust and adapt our economy to handle it, to become smarter, more productive, more innovative as we are forced up the value chain by our currency. And if you're jealous of the big money earned by people on the frontline – and if you're mentally strong enough to handle it – you can always join them. The people building the Pilbara, building the nation's wealth, have much to be proud of. And we should be proud of them. Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing edit *Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/the-booms-frontline-where-the-high-wages-are-20110520-1evw3.html#ixzz1MxTiOIpF
  16. LAUNDRY hands and cooks employed on offshore construction projects will potentially earn more than $420,000 a year, according to employers who claim the extraordinary rates will have a flow-on impact on mainland resources projects. Read more: Laundry staff can earn more than $420k a year on offshore construction projects | News.com.au:jiggy:
  17. Can anyone tell me what the average weekly salary is for brickys is in Perth at the moment ?
  18. Hi All, Moving to Perth just been offered a job with 457 visa attached and Im looking at maximising my take home pay. Moving is my wife (not working initally), 2 kids (aged 9 and 7 years) and me who will be working. Salary $95k ($87k base and $7k superannuation). 1. Do I have to pay the Medicare levy if im on a 457 visa and will have to purchase Private Medical policy?? 2. I've used the tax calcs to get an idea of take home pay etc, but can you advise if there is anything I can and should be off-setting my tax with?? 3. Is there any tax credits that I can claim for raising kids etc like in UK? 4. Does anyone use or take advantage of the Living Away from Home Allowance??? 5. I am getting some redunancy from work in the UK, how should I bring this money into Auz to avoid paying tax on it? Best Regards Karl
  19. Guest

    Tilers wages in Perth

    Tilers wages in Perth Any one know what the going rate is for a good tiler in Perth? Either per metre or per day? Cheers John
  20. I have been in touch with an employer in perth (wembly) who has offered me a job with a 457 sponsorship. wages of $1200 per week. I don't know if this wage is enough to support myself, wife & 3 kids 10,8 & 4. I am willing to travel about 45 mins into work ( I do not drive) we would rent for 12 months ish then hope to buy at todays rate we would have about $300k to spend on a house, I see on realestate.com.au there are no houses in wembley with 3+ bedrooms within that price range. What areas are good for schools shops etcs within this radius? also what is the cost of living? & what would we be entitled to health care? (doctors, dentists etc & the normal services?) if none, what are the general costs for these services ? I'm thinking about kids catching bugs etc?. Thanks
  21. Hi. I'm trying to gather info on what the work situation is like in WA at the moment for electricians, please. My oh has applied as General Electrician, and WA SS granted in May'09. :smile: I know he will have to have his trade papers recognised (TRA??) and possibly do some sort of course/exam on arrival in WA to get his A Grade licence, but can anyone tell us what the actual job prospects are for sparkies? And what wages should he be looking at? EG: If he was earning £20 per hour in the UK (using round figures) then do we look at an exchange rate of 1.6 so approx AUS$32 per hour? Or should it be more like exchange rate of x 2, so $40 - $45 per hour? We're not sure what exchange rate to use, as this will ultimately determine what we can afford to rent etc etc. Thanks for any help!! Px
  22. reddebz

    Oz Wages information

    Does anyone know of a website I can go on to find oot typical slaries in Oz? Im a hairdresser and my husband a Telescopic Handler.:unsure:
  23. hi all new to this,was wondering if anyone could tell me the sort of money that can earn painting and decorating in perth and is there a demand for decorators . also wondering the best area near perth to live,looking for 3bed house for me ,wife and kids:cute:
  24. Hi all, I'm not sure if this question has been asked or answered on previous posts, but here goes: Does anyone know, or have a rough idea what the average hourly wage for an electrician is in WA? Initially, I will be without the WA A Grade licence, so trying to find out what the wages would be in this case. And then also, what the wage will be once A Grade licence is sorted? I'm just looking for a rough guide to work with (trying to sort out finances!) so any info will be much appreciated. Many thanks! Jason
  25. Hi Just wondering if anyone can help please? I'm a self employed bricklayer with 22 years experience. I have bricklaying level 3 qualification in the UK & Australia. I will be looking for bricklaying work in Sydney in Oct 2011. Could anyone advice on how much work there is in Sydney and the kind of wages bricklayers are earning. Also what percentage are brickies taxed at? Any website suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
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