Adelaide Metro Suburban Train Driver Positions Advertised - Salary question

 
  Zef Station Staff

I see that Adelaide is recruiting for suburban train drivers and I was interested if anyone had any knowledge of average pay once a fully qualified driver.  I ask because the salary range given in the ad ($851.49 - $1216.15/week) sounds relatively low in comparison to other cities (such as Melbourne, although I realise Adelaide is a cheaper place to live) that I have read about here.  I understand that would be the base rate only.  

Is there anyone on this forum that could give some greater insight into how penalties/overtime etc would affect this wage?  The yearly base rate once on $1216.15/week (which probably takes 18-24mths to achieve) is $ 63239.80.  Just trying to get a guage of real expected wages.

Thanks greatly to anyone who can help.

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  Jumbo2001 Junior Train Controller

I see that Adelaide is recruiting for suburban train drivers and I was interested if anyone had any knowledge of average pay once a fully qualified driver. I ask because the salary range given in the ad ($851.49 - $1216.15/week) sounds relatively low in comparison to other cities (such as Melbourne, although I realise Adelaide is a cheaper place to live) that I have read about here. I understand that would be the base rate only.

Is there anyone on this forum that could give some greater insight into how penalties/overtime etc would affect this wage? The yearly base rate once on $1216.15/week (which probably takes 18-24mths to achieve) is $ 63239.80. Just trying to get a guage of real expected wages.

Thanks greatly to anyone who can help.
Zef

Sorry its probably a bit late since the applications closed a while back (and haven't got to stage 1 yet!!) but I can answer this for you since I work there.

There has been a pay rise for electrification that is not shown there, so 4% more. This also affects the aggregate penalty. Rail Commissioner operates on an aggregate system where by shift penalties (morning, afternoon, night, weekends, leave loading, etc...) are all added together and averaged across the year. So currently its around 18% more.

In any instance, drivers can expect around $80-85,000 from it all. Depending on overtime (which during Footy season there is tons of it going around), you could easily see $90-95,000/year out of it. If you budget on $80,000 and get more, then you'll be a happy man.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I think for those that are interested, an $80-90k solid reliable salary and secure long term job should make alot of people happy. Shift work can be a bugger, but its not like freight operators which work through the night.
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
I think for those that are interested, an $80-90k solid reliable salary and secure long term job should make alot of people happy. Shift work can be a bugger, but its not like freight operators which work through the night.
RTT_Rules

PMSL totally:lol:
The network might not run passenger services 24hrs, but there are still drivers out there working all night. Empty car movements, preparation of train services, etc etc.

DOO on the suburbans, on an all nighter is more often just as fatiguing if not more then freight.Shift work is more then just working at night: it is the complete lifestyle change where numbers on the clock, and the name of the day is meaningless beyond that is when you need to turn up for work.

I was unaware you had been a driver on the passenger or freight in Australia. When did you finish up?

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