02 May 2010
“Sparkies” most in demand in mining
mines in WA will pay really big money for you according to this article in Businessweek.
"Electricians—the Aussies call them "sparkies"—are the blue-collar workers most in demand in the mines. According to the Hays Resources & Mining Salary Guide and mysalary.com, electricians in the Western Australia mines made between $83,000 and $120,000 (U.S.) in 2009. In contrast, mining electricians in the U.S. made $49,000 to $59,000 in 2008, the latest figures available"
So what are you waiting for? Finish that apprenticeship and get going… the world is waiting for you!