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I have been offered $ 83k base salary..
I have 2years of experience on oil and gas sector, working as wireline engineer.
I would be living in Adelaide and working in moomba on fly in fly out basis..with two weeks on and off roaster.
any opinion if i should go for it or not?

I am single.

any opinion will be appreciated.
 

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Hi all..


I have been offered $ 83k base salary..
I have 2years of experience on oil and gas sector, working as wireline engineer.
I would be living in Adelaide and working in moomba on fly in fly out basis..with two weeks on and off roaster.
any opinion if i should go for it or not?

I am single.

any opinion will be appreciated.
AUD83k excluding super - Adelaide does look OK. Do go through the cost of living thread.

You can try taking more offers. Are you on a PR?
 

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83K is including super..they will pay one month of re-location funds etc..
they have offered 457 sub class visa..currently i am working in Pakistan with another oil and gas employer..
i have no idea about general salary ranges offered in Australia..
I need some idea about the city Adelaide as i will be having two weeks to spend after two weeks of work...
 

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Eienstien_at_home said:
Hi all..

I have been offered $ 83k base salary..
I have 2years of experience on oil and gas sector, working as wireline engineer.
I would be living in Adelaide and working in moomba on fly in fly out basis..with two weeks on and off roaster.
any opinion if i should go for it or not?

I am single.

any opinion will be appreciated.
You need to qualify your question. Is your main driver to move to Australia and stay (live) here or are you wanting to come, earn as much money as you can and then leave?

If you want to come to Australia to live then $83k is more than enough for a single person to live very comfortably in Adelaide.

If you are after top dollar, you could probably hold out for more, although that really depends on the demand of your particular profession here.

You won't starve on $83k, not by a long shot.
 

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You need to qualify your question. Is your main driver to move to Australia and stay (live) here or are you wanting to come, earn as much money as you can and then leave?

If you want to come to Australia to live then $83k is more than enough for a single person to live very comfortably in Adelaide.

If you are after top dollar, you could probably hold out for more, although that really depends on the demand of your particular profession here.

You won't starve on $83k, not by a long shot.


the only plus point i see for now is that after two years i would be able to
apply for PR..currently i would be coming on 457 visa.
As far as money is concerned, i am making nearly equal which is being offered to me..actually this offer came from no where..and now i want to know if its worth giving a shot.

Another thing i want to know is about FIFO..fly in fly out..should it be paid more?
 

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Eienstien_at_home said:
the only plus point i see for now is that after two years i would be able to
apply for PR..currently i would be coming on 457 visa.
As far as money is concerned, i am making nearly equal which is being offered to me..actually this offer came from no where..and now i want to know if its worth giving a shot.

Another thing i want to know is about FIFO..fly in fly out..should it be paid more?
So if you are looking to gain PR in Australia, here is your chance.

If you are earning $83,000 Australian Dollars while living in Pakistan I would imagine that you are living very well (Rockstar). This would not be the case in Adelaide. You will be very comfortable, but not rich.

FIFO generally pays better. If you can do better than $83k, go for it. There are entire families being bought up on less than this.

Having 2 years of experience you would be classified as a graduate. I would expect a graduate engineer to get paid $60-80k as a salary in mining or oil & gas, higher if FIFO.
 

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So if you are looking to gain PR in Australia, here is your chance.

If you are earning $83,000 Australian Dollars while living in Pakistan I would imagine that you are living very well (Rockstar). This would not be the case in Adelaide. You will be very comfortable, but not rich.

FIFO generally pays better. If you can do better than $83k, go for it. There are entire families being bought up on less than this.

Having 2 years of experience you would be classified as a graduate. I would expect a graduate engineer to get paid $60-80k as a salary in mining or oil & gas, higher if FIFO.
Well thats quite right that i am nearly making the same amount, but my work/life balance is completely awkward and get very little time to spend with my family.
with this job offer, i will be working in a remote location for two weeks and living in Adelaide for two weeks off roaster..which is healthy if i compare to my present work schedule..

is it the same as FIFO? and how is the FIFO life style considered?
 

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Eienstien_at_home said:
Well thats quite right that i am nearly making the same amount, but my work/life balance is completely awkward and get very little time to spend with my family.
with this job offer, i will be working in a remote location for two weeks and living in Adelaide for two weeks off roaster..which is healthy if i compare to my present work schedule..

is it the same as FIFO? and how is the FIFO life style considered?
$80,000 AUD is equivalent to about 7.5 million Pakistani Rupees. I'm sure you get a lot for that money in Pakistan.

Some people love FIFO and some don't. I have been up to various mine sites on many occasions but never done FIFO. I have spoken to many of the workers on the flights however. If you can get yourself a good roster like 2 on, 2 off then it seems to be much easier. One guy I was speaking too was explaining to me that he loved it. He was away from his family for only 2 weeks and when he returned he was able to drop his kids off at school, pick them up and spend time with his wife during the day.
 

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Looks like you are earning top dollar in Pakistan, i'm sure you can enjoy a much better quality of life in Pakistan rather than what you can with the same salary in Australia, as cost of living over there is ultra expensive..so my advise the only reason you should decide to take this offer is if your plan is to permanently settle in Australia. In terms of work-life balance you can't bet your whole life on that, as you never know. statically Australians work more hours than most developed nations.
 
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