With the exchange rate I'm on the equivalent of about 34k but, hey I'm worth it. (NZ Log truck driver)
If I went to OZ as just your bog standard tar seal runner dragging an Artic nothing special like off road logging or road trains the starting rate is $100k a year. Sorry, I dont know the exchange rate and to be honest I dont want to as it'll only depress me knowing I'm on pauper wages.
Doesn't interest me, driving over a pancake flat boring stretch of ice with a piddley little load, and with yanks. No thank you. The TV shows just focus on the fcukwits and admin vortex's. Dont know if you've seen them Yank Logging crews but fcuk me I wouldn't go near them, the roads look great but sod working with those idiots.