Read The Forum Rules: We have a clear set of rules to keep the forum running smoothly. Click here to review them.

Post Reply 
Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
Author Message
pitt Offline
Gold Member

Posts: 3,024
Joined: Apr 2011
Reputation: 47
Post: #83
RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
(01-31-2012 01:47 AM)scotian Wrote:  
(01-31-2012 01:03 AM)misterstir Wrote:  All in all after 5 years out who earns most of all the trades people?

Are there jobs for plumbers out there well paying. I know Toronto plumbers earn$$$. Guy charged me $150 for less than 30 minutes of work and was book solid.

I'm surprised that a welder earns more than an electrician out there. Don't you have to breath in a lot of fumes as a welder?

How is a milwright earning out there?

And where do you think is better Alberta Oil rig, or west australia coal mine?

Most tradesmen make around $40-45 for a journeyman rate (that is base rate, goes up x1.5 or x2 with OT rates), welders can make a lot more because they can self contract, meaning that they get no pension, OT rates ($100-120 straight time all the time), have to do their own taxes, health care benefits, etc.

It really depends on how much OT you work and if you work all year round, but most journeymen can expect to make 150-225K if they work a decent shift like 2 weeks on 1 off all year round.

I met an ambitious welder who was about 40 years old, been welding since he was 20, he was running his own truck at about $100/hour, plus he owned 4 other trucks which he rented out to other guys for $40/hour, so basically this guy was hauling in $260/hour, all year around. There's BIG money to be made up here if a guy knows how to hustle and keep his nose clean, the rates I'm quoting above for journeymen are base rates that pretty much any guy can make if he decides to follow the trades route.

I'm not too sure about the rates in Oz, but a good friend of mine who spent many years working in Fort Mac recently relocated to Perth and he is making more money, but he's working offshore. These two areas (western Canada and western Oz) are both gold mines for guys looking to work, so is North Dakota, USA right now.

Can normal workers own trucks there and rent it to other workers or companies? How does one goes about it?

I am asking this because im working with this canadian fella here and he told me that he owns a truck there in Alberta and he is renting it (he didnt tell me exactly if he is renting it to a normal worker or to a company).

Hopefully you breakdown on this, so i know how it works.

This is starting to sound more like the kinda place that i am looking for (you work and you hustle hard in business).
01-31-2012 02:02 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

Messages In This Thread
RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - pitt - 01-31-2012 02:02 AM
Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM