Truck driver only has to work six months a year thanks to the great salary

Ashlea explained on TikTok that she’s being paid a whopping $110,000 (£62,213) for just six months of work. She also receives around $2,000 (£1,131) in monthly bonuses for staying with her employer.

Ashlea works as a truck driver in the mining industry
Ashlea works as a truck driver in the mining industry

A truck driver has explained that because of her high salary, she only has to work six months a year before taking the rest off.

Ashlea from Perth, Australia is a Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) worker in the mining industry.

FIFO is a method of employing workers in remote areas by temporarily flying them to the job site rather than relocating them.

Ashlea started out at her remote mine as a complete rookie with no experience, but explained on TikTok that she’s now being paid $110,000 (£62,213) for just six months of work, reports have reported The Irish Mirror.

“After about three months, my hourly rate went up to $43.50 (£24.60),” she explained.

Ashlea only has to work six months a year


She revealed her stunning salary in a TikTok video


“For my first year as a Greenie (a truck driver who is still learning), I would have made about $94,000 (£53,164). [home] yearly.”

“My new hourly rate is about $51.50 (£29.13), so that’s pretty good,” she said.

And not only that, because their company rewards loyalty with monthly bonuses.

“And the contractor I work for pays you a bonus every month if you stay with them – that’s about $2,000 (£1,131).

“At my interest rate of $51.50, that would be about $112,000 (£63,347) a year,” she said.

“My bonuses could be around $10,000 (£5,656). So around $122,000 (£63,336) for my first year.”

Ashlea also explained the benefits of working on a FIFO basis


Her salary as a truck driver means she has plenty of time to spare


Ashlea said she usually works 14 days and then gets a 14 day break.

“I think working as a truckie for only six months a year is pretty good.”

Last year, an Australian traffic controller took to social media to complain about her job, even though it made her around $156,000 (£88,218) a year.

TikTok user Chloe Taouk claimed to have made nearly $500 (£282) for a long 12-hour shift.

In the UK, a 15-year-old lorry driver explained how he was given a £7 an hour pay rise “almost overnight” when there was a shortage of around 100,000 lorry drivers.

Tom Reddy explained on Twitter how he got a 40 per cent pay rise because “there are no drivers” and said some companies are offering salaries of up to £50,000 a year.

Mr Reddy, 36, from Stratford-upon-Avon, did not say how much he had previously or what he is currently earning as a result of the raise.

Speaking of BBC, he said raising wages was “unsustainable” and the costs would have to be passed on to customers. He has since given up his job as a truck driver.

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