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Any Auto Electricians Here?


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Just wondering, coz i think it's time for a change in scenary for me. Anyone know starting wages for first year (probably peanuts), and potential wages as it progresses after first year?

cheers. :P

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my company like a few others out there pay minimum wage, wen i was 1st year i got $6.90 after tax was about $230 a week (1st year is 6months) 2nd year i got $8.90 which was like $320 a week after tax, now im third year on $12.50 on about $440 a week after tax, soon ill be fourth year on $14 something an hour which will be just over 500 a week, thats all just a 40 hour week tho, i try and work saturdays and a bit of OT to clear 600 a week. tradies in our workshop are on a min of 25 a hour, we work on mining equipment tho.

btw i think apprentice wages have gone up like 50cents (big woop) an hour or something, + u get a few bonus's of like 500 wage top up each year.

dont get me wrong u can be on more but, some guys in my tafe class are on like double then me if more then that, but no penalties.

so yeh pretty shit for apprentices unless ur up north, thats where i plan to do my time wen im a tradie or atleast over 18, shud be raking it in up there >_< actualy propably not due do this gay financial crisis bullshit

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Thanks for the reply man. Yeah well i turn 20 2moro, and I hear if ur over 21 you can get mature age apprenticeship which pays a lil bit better.

But yeah even for 4th year that's lower than I expected.

Hmm back to the drawing board lol.

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have you ever done any electrical work on your car before?

i've done a few things and i can honestly say the most uncomfortable place i have ever been is squashed up underneath the dashboard with your back bent over either the seat or the side of your car

i wouldnt like to do that everyday

but thats just me..

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dont take my word for it but, thats minimum wage, + wen i 1st started i was 15 years old and clueless as anything, i didnt even know wat voltage was, so a 20 year old with a bit of experience id imagine would be on a bit more then a clueless 15 year old

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Starting an apprenticeship at any age over 16-17 is shiet, the pay just isn't worth it.

P.S. do a tafe course and become a drafty lol

Funny you say that last night the old man said I should do that. lol. Might actually consider that as I have a 5 year background in design. AutoCAD can't be THAT hard. :P

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It's not.

But it's not just AutoCAD that is used.

The main "normal" drawing software used is AutoCAD and Microstation (FTW!) but then you have specialist programmes aswell as funky 3D feature modelling etc etc the list is endless!

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