- Earning Potential
Generally, those with a DG licence earn more than those without one because the position is considered skilled labour.
For example, the website Payscale.com states the average wage for unskilled construction labour in Australia is $25.34 an hour, versus $32.53 an hour for a Dogman, but can go as high as $48. However, Glassdoor.com average it much higher at $40 an hour.
- Work Less Hard for More Money
Another great benefit of having your DG licence is that dogging is generally easier than manual labouring tasks such as concrete work or formwork . This means that you can earn more money by working less hard! Good dogging techniques will ensure that cranes quite literally do most of the heavy lifting, all you need to do is sling the load and direct them.
Remember: a good dogman never casts a shadow! Stay out of the sun in between lifts and plan lifts in advance to save you time, stress and effort.