Originally Posted by hussey
Define support? IT is good money, $18 would be way too low, unless you were on the phone telling people to turn on and off again etc.
+1 for that.
Originally Posted by menuisier
Would u care to make an guess what someone with 3+ years 2nd level experience might expect? The min and max for these jobs seem to be between 18 and 35 $ an hour
depends on where you are, and who you work for. Additionally, is can depend on the agency you go through too.
I've worked L1 for over 6 years, and L2/3 for over 2 now. In my experience (in SA), IF
you land yourself a L2 job, it might not be that much more than a L1 salary. I've seen places have a hard time getting people to do the L1 work, so the pay can be a bit higher to attract someone to do the work. Back in 2009, I was getting up to $26-$30 p/h for L1 stuff. But these were short term contracts through the likes of Hays, and others. Last year, before I won a government contract I was a bit more than that for L2, but I knew guys who were on up to $40 p/h (different agency). Bear in mind this is all plus superannuation too. You could live well enough here on $25p/h, put it that way. If you can manage to get more, all the better. Nobody really wants to sit answering the phones, but don't be put off by it if it helps you get a foot in the door. I noticed it was easier to get work after already having at least one aussie employer initially. But if you go through agencies, they're usually looking for people to do short term contracts anyway, so they won't care you're only here on a WHV or whatever.