Australian air truck driver reveals salary for six months on the job

A TikTok user has answered questions from her followers about her impressive salary as a truck driver for mines in Western Australia. Video / @theSaltyPinup

A fly-in fly-out truck driver has revealed she is earning over A$110,000 for just “six months of work”.

Ashlea, who goes by the name of The Salty Pinup on her social media, explained how much she earned when she started as a FIFO truck driver at a mining site with no experience.

Fly-in fly-out employees in remote areas are flown to the job site instead of being permanently relocated.

Ashlea said she usually works 14 days and then has a long break of 14 days.

“Obviously all companies are going to pay differently, which is exactly what I personally got,” she said.

“When I started as an intern I was paid AU$36 an hour and we worked 12 hour days. After about three months my rate rose to AU$43.50 an hour For my first year as a greenie (truck driver) I would have brought me around AUD$94,000-95,000 a year.

She explained that after changing jobs and working through a contractor, she received a significant increase in her salary.

“My new rate is around AU$51.50 an hour, so that’s pretty good. And the outsourcing company I work with pays you a bonus every month you stay with them, which is around AU$2,000,” she said.

“Annually, at my rate of A$51.50, that would be about A$112,000 a year, my bonuses could be about A$10,000. So about A$122,000 for my first year.

“I hope that helps. I think it’s pretty good to only work six months a year as a truck driver.

His comments come as the Western Australian government grapples with new rules for FIFO workers following the Covid pandemic.

In February, Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan set out more flexible guidelines for shortened periods of isolation as WA moves to its “high workload environment”.

The new measures reduce the isolation periods for close contacts from 14 days to seven, remove the definition of casual contact and allow critical workers considered close contacts to continue working if they are asymptomatic and test negative. daily rapid antigen.

However, McGowan said the strict rules currently in place are still needed in the state’s widely criticized effort to stop the community spread of the Omicron variant.

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Late last year, Australian lollipop women revealed the huge downsides of the job, as others bragged about the huge salaries they were taking.

One woman, Paris Taylor, described the role of traffic controller as the “worst job ever”.

“For anyone who considers traffic control a good job, why are you lying?” she said in a TikTok video.

When asked about the salary, she said that really “it only pays well if you work long hours”.

Ashlea, who goes by the name of The Salty Pinup on her social media, explained how much she made when she started out as a fly-in, fly-out truck driver at a mining site.  Photo / Provided
Ashlea, who goes by the name of The Salty Pinup on her social media, explained how much she made when she started out as a fly-in, fly-out truck driver at a mining site. Photo / Provided

Other women described dealing with nightmarish pedestrians and drivers.

Nursing student Unity Adams filmed a TikTok video at a construction site describing what women regularly flick.

“Getting called a cat every 20 minutes,” she said, adding that she was hit 24/7.

Another Aussie lollipop lady, Chloe Taouk, previously revealed that she earns nearly AU$3,000 a week.

Filming construction sites around Sydney, she explained that by working nearly 58 hours in six days, she raised A$2,949, although it’s unclear if this is her earnings before or after tax.

For a Thursday shift, she worked just 15 minutes, earning A$148, while Sunday was the most lucrative with A$717.40 in the bank for 12.5 hours due to double time.

His longest shift was 14 hours on a Wednesday, earning him A$611.50, while a higher rate on Saturday brought him A$557 for nine hours.

During the week, she worked 12 hours on Monday for A$496, while her 10-hour shift on Tuesday earned her A$409.45.

All in all, his salary worked out to an incredible AU$50 an hour for his working week.