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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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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I am glad someone asked that, because that is what I would like to do too.
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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.
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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 ..
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.
lilly31 wrote:I Will Boroma ... Just not as quick as i would like ... Ahhhhh the freedom can't come quick enought '''''''''''''''
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