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Some Starter Cleaners Are Now Being Paid More Than $90,000-A-Year In Australia

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Some Starter Cleaners Are Now Being Paid More Than $90,000-A-Year In Australia

Some cleaners in Australia are being paid more than $90,000 for a starter role as their services are in high demand.

According to the Daily Mail, a shortage of cleaners has meant those who are joining the job can command top prices for their services.

Cleaning is one of those jobs you really notice and appreciate if nobody's around to do it, and simple supply and demand means a shortage of cleaners makes their work even more valuable.

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The Mail reports that a cleaning company in Sydney, Australia has raised the hourly rate for starter cleaners to $45.

That means a newcomer to the job working eight hours five days a week would be raking in the incredible sum of over $90,000 a year.

If you're looking for good paying work there are some lucrative cleaner jobs going in Australia. Credit: Alamy
If you're looking for good paying work there are some lucrative cleaner jobs going in Australia. Credit: Alamy

Joy Vess of cleaning company Absolute Domestics explained that the reason behind raising her rates was to attract more staff.

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She explained that a previous payrise to $35 an hour nine months ago hadn't brought in enough cleaners for her company.

She said: "Since mid 2021 I haven't been able to get enough cleaners to service the business.

"In some areas I don't market at all - Bondi, Manly, I don't advertise at all because I can't get cleaners there at all."

Since $35 an hour wasn't enough to attract new staff, she recently decided to go for another payrise to $45 an hour but despite the huge payments on offer she still hasn't managed to get as many staff as she wants.

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A massive rise in hourly rates for cleaning staff is being fuelled by a lack of people applying for the jobs. Credit: Alamy
A massive rise in hourly rates for cleaning staff is being fuelled by a lack of people applying for the jobs. Credit: Alamy

Other cleaning companies in Australia are also raising their prices, with Urban Company offering jobs at hourly rates of up to $54.99 an hour and even suggesting prices could climb as high as $60 an hour.

Some other businesses in the area have followed suit, with a window and gutter cleaning company offering $50 an hour and a car wash telling starter staff they can have $30 an hour if they just show up.

According to News.com, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that 1.3 million Aussies quit their jobs last year as part of the 'great resignation'.

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A growing number of people want more out of their jobs and for many who have quit it's not even about the money, which might explain why cleaning companies can offer massive hourly rates and still not get the staff.

People are looking for more satisfying jobs and occupations which are better for their mental wellbeing even if it means something lower paying than the job they used to have.

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Topics: News, Australia, Money

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