A FIFO worker who claims to earn in a single day what most people make in a week says his eye-watering salary is worth missing out on weekends.
Jordan Dowsett, a former Love Island contestant, recently shared his daily routine working as an electrician at a mine in central Queensland.
He rises at 4 am to work a 12-hour shift while still finding time to go to the gym and enjoy an impressive banquet of food three times a day.
The tradie admitted that his salary made up for it despite having crippling FOMO (fear of missing out) while his friends were out enjoying their weekends.
‘When you’ve got the worst FOMO from everyone enjoying their weekend… but you remember you make their whole weeks pay in one day,’ he said.
The average salary for a FIFO electrician is $126,750 or $65 per hour, with entry level positions starting at $107,965 per year, according to data from Talent.
The most experienced workers can earn up to $152,100 a year.
Jordan Dowsett, a former Love Island contestant and FIFO electrician, claims to earn what other people make in a week, in a single day working on a mine in central Queensland
Viewers questioned whether Mr Dowsett’s salary was worth the early wakeups and long hours
Viewers questioned whether his salary was worth the early wakeups and long hours.
‘Not worth it bro. It kills you slowly,’ one viewer commented.
‘The money is great but money can’t replace time and memories,’ another wrote.
A third shared: ‘Fomo is literally why I won’t join mines.’
It comes after Mr Doswett shared a TikTok detailing his daily routine on the site, including 4:30am wakeups, gym sessions and group stretching sessions.
Fans were wowed by the smorgasbord the workers are treated to, which included hot breakfasts, ice cream, curries, pasta, fries, fruit, sandwiches and cakes.
‘Look at the options I get – fruit, yoghurt, cereal, bread, muffins, you name it, hot food, porridge, it’s all there,’ the electrician says.
Mr Dowsett (pictured) has shared what his typical day is like as a FIFO electrician
Fans were wowed by the smorgasbord the former Love Island contestant is treated to which included hot breakfasts, ice cream, curries, pasta, fries, fruit, sandwiches and cakes
He said while he doesn’t use the ‘famous’ coffee machine, it gets ‘destroyed’ by his fellow FIFO colleagues and he treats himself to a ‘cheeky’ hot chocolate if he’s ‘feeling naughty’.
At 5am, Mr Dowsett heads to the ‘crib’ where there are endless lunch and snack options for the workers to take to the mine.
‘We’re going to pack our smoko and lunch for the day because once you’re in the mine, there’s no way of getting any food,’ he said.
‘We pack it all the morning of and then we are right to go for the day.’
At 5.30am, the electrician gets the bus to the site where everyone attends a meeting and does some morning stretches before getting ‘on the tools’ at 6am.
At 5am, Mr Dowsett heads to the ‘crib’ where there are endless lunch and snack options for the workers to take on the mine
Day in the life of a FIFO electrician:
4am – Wake up
4:30am – Brekkie time
5am – Pack smoko and lunch for the day
5:30am – Bus to work
5:45am – Stretches and site meeting
6am – On the tools for the day
12pm – Lunch
6pm – Tools down, end of shift
6:30pm – In the gym, one hour workout
7:30pm – Dinner after gym
8pm – Shower, jump into bed, asleep by 8:30pm
‘Lunch time hits and what I packed today was a little salad and some fruit or sometimes if there’s a healthy alternative, I’ll get a chicken and rice or something,’ he added.
‘And then there’s a big smile on my face because it’s 6pm, it’s knock off time, the day is finally done.’
Mr Dowsett is back at the camp and in the gym by 6.30pm for an hour-long workout session.
‘Love the gym here because no one comes here so I’ve got the whole place to myself. I smash out a workout for about an hour, that gets me to 7.30 (when) have some dinner,’ he said.
The sparky showed the range of meals on offer for dinner including curry and rice, fries, corn, green vegetables, stew, chicken schnitzel and salads as well as ice cream for dessert.
By 8pm the tradie is in bed and asleep half an hour later ‘ready to repeat’ the day.
The FIFO electrician’s video was watched more than 333,700 times with viewers most impressed – and jealous – of the food on offer.
‘The food looks insane,’ one woman wrote and another agreed: ‘Wanna go to the mines for the food’.
‘This made me miss FIFO,’ a third wrote.
‘Offt, putting my camps food to shame!!’ someone else added.
‘Bro that food setup is mean! That’s what most of my salary goes on so I’d be saving heaps doing FIFO,’ one man said.