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Old Jul 23rd 2006, 8:57 pm   #91
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Is it? I thought Australian wages were "crap." That's what people keep telling me. So I can only assume that $3500 gross a week is "crap."

After all, if sassenach and his OH can only survive on a joint wage of $3500 gross per week by "applied effort and sacrifice", then $3500 must be extremely "crap" indeed.

I honestly thought you were joking, but I'm not sure you are!

At nearly £1500 gross/week, that's a salary equivalent of £78k gross, probably more like £75k without the rounding. Pretty good by most peoples standards and several multiples on average salaries. Nowhere near what hubbie earns in London with the long hours and 3 hour daily commute! It's all relative though and one mans pride is another's poison and all that.
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I honestly thought you were joking, but I'm not sure you are!

At nearly £1500 gross/week, that's a salary equivalent of £78k gross, probably more like £75k without the rounding. Pretty good by most peoples standards and several multiples on average salaries. Nowhere near what hubbie earns in London with the long hours and 3 hour daily commute! It's all relative though and one mans pride is another's poison and all that.
$3500 per week gross is very good in Perth no matter what anyone says.Its all about what you want the same as the U.K ( latest car, big house e.t.c)
My brother in Perth earns about a quarter of that and finds it hard but he survives.
Some people will always spend more than they earn so will never earn enough.
I earn less than $3500 gross in the U.K and live in the south. Wife does not work and I have 2 kids and live quite well.
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$3500 per week gross is very good in Perth no matter what anyone says.Its all about what you want the same as the U.K ( latest car, big house e.t.c)
My brother in Perth earns about a quarter of that and finds it hard but he survives.
Some people will always spend more than they earn so will never earn enough.
I earn less than $3500 gross in the U.K and live in the south. Wife does not work and I have 2 kids and live quite well.
I agree we earn good money ,but i have friends here in the construction industry who do big commercial work and are earning in excess of 5000 a week ,but they lay out 30000 -40000 a week on wages on overdraft .The bottom line is the more you are willing to risk ie home ,threat of bankruptcy ,workers doing you for workers comp ,laying out 40-50000 up front on 3 installments for workers comp insurance ,the bigger the return .Jobs that pay a 1000-1500 a week here in perth are two a penny if you want to ramp it up and earn a lot more ,you have to take on more responsibility and debt ,and dont forget a fair proportion of high in come is taxed at 48 percent and it is a known fact there isnt much lifestyle difference between earning 50000 here and 100000 because of tax liability ,this is why any one who earns a good income must invest in property and negative gear against tax .
I have been in both positions having earnt shit money and real good money and to be serious i have been happy either way ,as long as the bills where paid i never cared .But for those that are coming here ,you can easily earn 5000 a week but be prepared to risk all and for those that cant take the chance they will be stuck in the 1000 dollar a week bracket for ever ,always looking at people who are on the outside doing better than themselves.
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:scared: That's loads of money!
I thought that too! I thought Vash was being sarcastic!!! (sorry Vash)

Me n Matt bring home approx $1400/week!!! Please note we are child free. But we don't struggle, we go out for posh meals and buy fancy clothes!!

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But for those that are coming here ,you can easily earn 5000 a week but be prepared to risk all and for those that cant take the chance they will be stuck in the 1000 dollar a week bracket for ever ,always looking at people who are on the outside doing better than themselves.
Hmmm, can't say I feel like a person on the outside looking in.
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I agree we earn good money ,but i have friends here in the construction industry who do big commercial work and are earning in excess of 5000 a week ,but they lay out 30000 -40000 a week on wages on overdraft .The bottom line is the more you are willing to risk ie home ,threat of bankruptcy ,workers doing you for workers comp ,laying out 40-50000 up front on 3 installments for workers comp insurance ,the bigger the return .Jobs that pay a 1000-1500 a week here in perth are two a penny if you want to ramp it up and earn a lot more ,you have to take on more responsibility and debt ,and dont forget a fair proportion of high in come is taxed at 48 percent and it is a known fact there isnt much lifestyle difference between earning 50000 here and 100000 because of tax liability ,this is why any one who earns a good income must invest in property and negative gear against tax .
I have been in both positions having earnt shit money and real good money and to be serious i have been happy either way ,as long as the bills where paid i never cared .But for those that are coming here ,you can easily earn 5000 a week but be prepared to risk all and for those that cant take the chance they will be stuck in the 1000 dollar a week bracket for ever ,always looking at people who are on the outside doing better than themselves.
Not sure about this. I earn a mid 6 figure income (way in excess of $1000 but less than $5000) & take absolutely no risk. Normal skilled people in Perth can earn high salaries without taking the risks you outline.
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Not sure about this. I earn a mid 6 figure income (way in excess of $1000 but less than $5000) & take absolutely no risk. Normal skilled people in Perth can earn high salaries without taking the risks you outline.
i am stateing how it is for us in the building industry ,if you are achieving the same without any risk then fair play to you .We in the building operate on a price per thousand or so much a square metre and we are governed by how much we can achieve by the number of hours in a day ,skill level ,number of employees etc ,if none of these things effect you then you are laughing all the way to the bank .
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it is a known fact there isnt much lifestyle difference between earning 50000 here and 100000 because of tax liability ,this is why any one who earns a good income must invest in property and negative gear against tax .
Plenty of better tax havens than property around.
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please enlighten me ,i am always interested in a a new tax avoidance scam that is legitamate .
Its not investing in the banana plantation on the norfolk island ,is it ?
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I agree we earn good money ,but i have friends here in the construction industry who do big commercial work and are earning in excess of 5000 a week ,but they lay out 30000 -40000 a week on wages on overdraft .The bottom line is the more you are willing to risk ie home ,threat of bankruptcy ,workers doing you for workers comp ,laying out 40-50000 up front on 3 installments for workers comp insurance ,the bigger the return .Jobs that pay a 1000-1500 a week here in perth are two a penny if you want to ramp it up and earn a lot more ,you have to take on more responsibility and debt ,and dont forget a fair proportion of high in come is taxed at 48 percent and it is a known fact there isnt much lifestyle difference between earning 50000 here and 100000 because of tax liability ,this is why any one who earns a good income must invest in property and negative gear against tax .
I have been in both positions having earnt shit money and real good money and to be serious i have been happy either way ,as long as the bills where paid i never cared .But for those that are coming here ,you can easily earn 5000 a week but be prepared to risk all and for those that cant take the chance they will be stuck in the 1000 dollar a week bracket for ever ,always looking at people who are on the outside doing better than themselves.

Hi there.
I see what you mean but its the same here.
The guy I contract to most of the time has about 10 of us and his wage bill is massive week in week out. He has a big house and kids in private school and a porsche, he also has a huge overdraft and morgtage and if things dry up he cannot earn enough on his own to fund his lifestyle. I am not phased by what he has got as he has taken a gamble and its paid off, he is a really nice guy but my point is its all about choice.
I am not in a big house but still do what I want to do in terms of meals out, holidays, clothes e.t.c. so in real terms is he any better off. I have more spare time than him and see my kids more. If I want something within reason I can afford it so who is better off?
The more you earn the higher up the ladder you go and the bills still piss you off the same. Its very hard for many of us to be happy with what we have got but if you can be you will want for nothing. I took my kids down the river yesterday and we spotted fish, there face was a picture and this was free, have spent £`s before on a day out and had a shit time.
Sorry to go all deep and meaningful and best wishes.
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Hi there.
I see what you mean but its the same here.
The guy I contract to most of the time has about 10 of us and his wage bill is massive week in week out. He has a big house and kids in private school and a porsche, he also has a huge overdraft and morgtage and if things dry up he cannot earn enough on his own to fund his lifestyle. I am not phased by what he has got as he has taken a gamble and its paid off, he is a really nice guy but my point is its all about choice.
I am not in a big house but still do what I want to do in terms of meals out, holidays, clothes e.t.c. so in real terms is he any better off. I have more spare time than him and see my kids more. If I want something within reason I can afford it so who is better off?
The more you earn the higher up the ladder you go and the bills still piss you off the same. Its very hard for many of us to be happy with what we have got but if you can be you will want for nothing. I took my kids down the river yesterday and we spotted fish, there face was a picture and this was free, have spent £`s before on a day out and had a shit time.
Sorry to go all deep and meaningful and best wishes.
Very well said. Wealth can not always be measured in $$$. Whats the point in having a huge income if you could lose everything at the drop of a hat? Sometimes stability and consistency are of great importance..
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Hi there.
I see what you mean but its the same here.
The guy I contract to most of the time has about 10 of us and his wage bill is massive week in week out. He has a big house and kids in private school and a porsche, he also has a huge overdraft and morgtage and if things dry up he cannot earn enough on his own to fund his lifestyle. I am not phased by what he has got as he has taken a gamble and its paid off, he is a really nice guy but my point is its all about choice.
I am not in a big house but still do what I want to do in terms of meals out, holidays, clothes e.t.c. so in real terms is he any better off. I have more spare time than him and see my kids more. If I want something within reason I can afford it so who is better off?
The more you earn the higher up the ladder you go and the bills still piss you off the same. Its very hard for many of us to be happy with what we have got but if you can be you will want for nothing. I took my kids down the river yesterday and we spotted fish, there face was a picture and this was free, have spent £`s before on a day out and had a shit time.
Sorry to go all deep and meaningful and best wishes.
I agree entirely .It is the tall poppy syndrome chopper downerers i cant stand ,who do nothing but whinge about what the guy has got ,when as you say he is just taking a risk and at the end of the day we all take calculated risks somewhere from our first mortgage to our first car loan .
Obviously your children are young or youngish whereas mine are in their 20s and late teens ,when they where little i never ever worked the weeekends and always made that family time ,and it seems you are doing the same and believe me its the right way to go .
When we end up with grand kids thatll be me for good in regards to long hours and responsibility .
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Thought it would be a good idea for the people not yet here in Oz who are researching,to get an idea of the wages paid here and for what job (and for the people here in Oz who just want to be nosey ) .As this is info I found hard to get hold of in the UK.
Although, if you would rather not disclose all your personal details, just popdown what you are happy with people knowing, I'm sure it would be a help.

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I'm told [ahem] the market rate in Perth for a J2EE/Oracle/etc developer is between $50 and $60 per hour AFTER superannuation deduction. Some pay more, some pay less. Permanent positions obviously pay less, one personal offer I had was at least 20% less than contract rates. I don't know the exact contract rates in London but they are a LOT higher than that.

I don't envy the lads making big money on the sites. They work LONG hours for it and when the building boom slackens off, a lot of people are going to be in deep trouble.

If you want to come to Australia for the money - don't. If you want to come for a good lifestyle, great. I've been here 5 months and so far its all been gravy [excepting the suicidally bad, stupid and ignorant driving in WA. Anyone under the age of 25 driving a V8 commodore should have it confiscated and be given a moped in exchange].
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