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Aussie FIFO Truck Driver Reveals Eye-Watering Salary For Just Six Months Of Work

Rachel Lang

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Aussie FIFO Truck Driver Reveals Eye-Watering Salary For Just Six Months Of Work

An Australian truck driver is sharing her life as a fly-in fly-out (FIFO) worker and has revealed the eye-watering salary she receives for her two week on, two week off job.

Perth travel junkie Ashlea started out at a mine site with no experience.

She said she chose the job as it allowed her to spend half of the year travelling.

The FIFO truckie explained to her followers on TikTok that she gets paid a cool $110,000 for only six months of work.


Ashlea said that when she started driving mining trucks she earned $36 per hour.

"After about three months, my rate went to $43.50 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 [home] annually."


Sounds pretty sweet, right? Well, it gets even better.

She has now revealed to her 48,400 social media followers that her pay has gone up.

"My new rate is about $51.50 an hour so that's pretty good," she said.

"And the contracting company I'm with pays you a bonus each month if you stay with them - that's about $2,000."


Ashlea went on to calculate what that would be annually, and excuse us while we pick our jaws up off of the floor.

"Annually, at my $51.50 rate, that would be about $112,000 per annum," she said.

"My bonuses could be around $10,000. So around $122,000 for my first year."

She added: "I think it is pretty good for working only six months of the year as a truckie."


She isn't the only high-vis worker raking in the big bucks.

Last year an Aussie traffic control worker - known Down Under as 'lollipop ladies' - took to social media to complain about her job, which earns her about $156,000 per year.

While some might think it's a low-skilled role, it can pay very handsomely and TikTok user Chloe Taouk well and truly proved that.


She claimed to rake in nearly $500 for a lengthy 12 hour shift on the site and a little more than $400 for a 10.5 hour shift.

Chloe explained how sometimes she has to work for up to 14 hours or as little as 15 minutes (which she copped $149 for that short shift).

So please excuse us while we trawl Seek, LinkedIn and Indeed for a lollipop lady gig.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/the_salty_pinup

Topics: Australia, News

Rachel Lang
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