Truck driver reveals the huge salary that lets her take half the year off work
A truck driver who works for mines has revealed her extraordinary salary that allows her to only work for six months out of the year. Ashea, from Perth in Australia, works as a Fly-in-fly-out worker, a way of employing people to remote areas by flying them in temporarily to work on site, rather than relocating them permanently. According to The Daily Star, she started off in her mine as a rookie with no experience but, as she explains to her TikTok followers, she gets paid the equivalent of GBP63,000 for just six months of work.
: Edinburgh cyclist involved in dangerous near miss with driver at roundabout She said: “After about three months, my rate went to £43.50 (GBP24.84) an hour,” the FIFO worker said. “For my first year as a greenie (a truck driver who is still learning), I would have taken about £94,000 (GBP54k) [home] annually.”
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“My new rate is about £51.50 (GBP29.41) an hour so that’s pretty good,” she said. And that’s not all, because her company rewards loyalty with monthly bonuses. “And the contracting company I’m with pays you a bonus each month if you stay with them – that’s about £2,000 (GBP1,142).”
“Annually, at my £51.50 rate, that would be about £112,000 (GBP64k) per annum,” she said. “My bonuses could be around £10,000 (GBP5.7k). So around £122,000 (GBP70k) for my first year.”
Ashlea said she typically does 14 days of work then gets a 14-day long break. “I think it is pretty good for working only six months of the year as a truckie.” Last year an Aussie traffic control worker took to social media to complain about her job, despite it earning her about £156,000 (GBP89k) per year.
TikTok user Chloe Taouk claimed to rake in nearly £500 (GBP285) for a lengthy 12-hour shift
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