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Old Jun 23rd 2007, 7:43 pm
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Does any know what the average wage is for some one who is a qualified electrician, and also has 17years experiance in the security industry, i am now a security sales consultant.

Any information would be a great help

This is my first time on here.
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Old Jun 23rd 2007, 8:30 pm
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Does any know what the average wage is for some one who is a qualified electrician, and also has 17years experiance in the security industry, i am now a security sales consultant.

Any information would be a great help

This is my first time on here.
Haven't got a clue about wages re electrician but just wanted to welcom you to expats
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hi oh will be working in a very big firm in cental perth,one that you may have mentioned be4

oh feels that he will climb the ladder much quicker over in oz than in the uk as there is no chance of progressing over here.

feels that its only 4 2yrs and then we can apply for pr that its worth doing.



ps hes been offered grade 7 but as there is 3 bands we dont know which one hes been offered
Companies I've worked for in Perth and may have mentioned are:
GHD - Friendly outfit with loads of work especially for Watercorp and Western Power. Not the best payers. Very high staff turnover. Take the piss with their 457 guys (they bring loads over. In fact this seems the only way they can get skilled staff as guys here do not want to work for them).
MPD JV - Big outfit doing BHPB iron-ore projects. Pay well plus bonus. Very busy.
Worley Parsons - Big, big company. More work than they can handle. Pretty friendly but traditionally not the best payers, although this has changed recently. Low staff turnover. People seem to stay here long term. Best outfit I've worked for in Perth.

Disagree about lack of opportunities in the UK. Everyone I used to work with over there is busy and earning top dollar. They have a big skill shortage in the UK too. Life there not as good as Perth though!

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Does any know what the average wage is for some one who is a qualified electrician...:
Between $24 - $30/hr neg+super+perks company van + phone. Have a look on seek. You will need to be licenced.
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retail what kind i work as a supervisour for woolworths in the uk ?????????????? kaz
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Hubby- Carpenter $30 an hour
Me - Retail $20 an hour
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does anyone know what skilled bakers get per hour in victoria

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Old Jun 25th 2007, 2:55 pm
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so why does none want to work for wp????????

the trouble with uk is that oh has moved up the ladder as far as he can where he is and he would have to move away to go up the ladder and grid wont offer him a move.

and anyway sunny essex cant compete with perth
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so why does none want to work for wp????????

the trouble with uk is that oh has moved up the ladder as far as he can where he is and he would have to move away to go up the ladder and grid wont offer him a move.

and anyway sunny essex cant compete with perth
I think you are a bit confused. I work for WP and think they are good. They just don't pay top salaries, although on the project I'm working on they are.
GHD struggles to recruit in Perth, hence all the 457s.
I've given up on trying to get ahead. I've gone for the big bucks with contracting and am qite happy to cruise along.

Still think $62k is too low in the current market.
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glad to hear that wp is a good company to work for will see what they offer us when they send us the contract also they are willing to do 457
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glad to hear that wp is a good company to work for will see what they offer us when they send us the contract also they are willing to do 457
WP are okay. That they have offered you a low salary does not surprise me. Getting money out of them is like getting blood out of a stone! They've had to pay a good rate on this project as they were losing too many people. Remember the restrictions of a 457. I hope your husband does not get frustrated working next to guys earning 2-3 times more than he does. Make sure that WP do not take the piss with you.
IMO, $62k is not enough for an average family with a mortgage. I think $80k is a good minimum family income.
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we are renting for a while and then will sell uk home and then buy outright
with no morgage so should be ok

what do you do??????
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are there any bakers out there ??? or does anyone know the wage ph ?

geelong area

many thanks
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we are renting for a while and then will sell uk home and then buy outright
with no morgage so should be ok

what do you do??????
With no mortgage you should be okay. $62k is not that great a salary in Perth. Cost of living is similar to the UK. Some things more expensive, like groceries. Others cheaper, like petrol.

I'm the lead of an electrical design team on a large iron ore mining project (FMG).
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Old Jun 26th 2007, 9:22 pm
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your doing the mega $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ then.
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Hi,

Does anyone know how much a train fitter would earn in Perth.

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