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rate of pay


  I know this is not realy a nomad question  but thought someone might  know the rate of pay for picking fruit and vegies in Q.L.D   .... Thought someone might be doing it or has been lately



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Gday...

Picking fruit/vegies etc is most often on 'contract' rates - i.e. so many $$ for so much fruit. For example I was picking mandarins ($110/bin), oranges ($50/bin). Would pick a bin of mandarins a day - maybe one and a half if I got a good run on good fruit. Would pick two to three bins of oranges a day again depending on if I got good trees. In both instances, about 7 to 8 hour days.

I picked grapes in Stanthorpe and strawberries in Beerwah .... due to the season (late for grapes and not much fruit - early for strawberries and not much fruit) I was paid by the hour to pick - Award rate is $18.51/hour before tax etc.

Grapes and strawberries were on 8 hour days.

'Contract' rate for strawberries is about 65c/Kg - and most pick between 100-200kg a day depending on skill/fitness etc.

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John



-- Edited by rockylizard on Friday 9th of September 2011 02:32:17 PM

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I am glad someone asked that, because that is what I would like to do too.



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This link doesn't offer rates of pay, but it has 140+ pages of harvest regions listed. Download as a PDF.

http://jobsearch.gov.au/harvesttrail/default.aspx


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Thanks all ..good info rock lizard I done grapes ..strawberry and cotton chipping a life time ago but was wondering how it go now ..... Thanks rosie i did have that link was more intrested in actually pay rate ..I want to go soon but will need to work a bit ..I am a chef bye trade but dont realy want to get lock down by jobs as most chef jobs i seen they want 3 months commitment not sure i want to stay that long .... So i thought harvest trail might be way to go for now

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Hospitality=EVIL!!! I have done fruit picking before, and can safely say that I'd rather break my back in the rain than work in a kitchen/eatery/bar .

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LOL it is EVIL Rosie i agree and i do need a change ... but for few weeks at time i do it to top up bank account ..but cant say i want to do it full time again

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Yeah, if it's to top up the bank account, I could do it again, but not long term.

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The only thing i want to do long term for next few years is travel see oz ...

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That's what we plan to do as well. Work where we need/want to, and for me to finish my degree.

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Lilly, the girls here in NQ are getting $19.20 per hour picking strawberries.

I earned $19.50 per hour packing/sorting mandarins at Gayndah a couple months ago.



-- Edited by Boroma577 on Sunday 11th of September 2011 02:44:53 PM

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Thanks Boroma that better then i thought i would be .... sound great all i have to do it get there ..

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lilly31 wrote:

Thanks Boroma that better then i thought i would be .... sound great all i have to do it get there ..


 I think there has been a rate increase in recent months Lilly.  Now you just need to set a goal and work towards it.......stay focused.

Good luck

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I Will Boroma ... Just not as quick as i would like ...Would like to be gone now but think it will be early next year now ..Few family drama's to fix up first .But i am so ready now just want to be out there .... Ahhhhh the freedom can't come quick enought '''''''''''''''

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lilly31 wrote:

I Will Boroma ... Just not as quick as i would like ...

 

Ahhhhh the freedom can't come quick enought '''''''''''''''


 Don't I know both those feelings Lilly......LOL



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