The average hourly pay for a Floor Sander / Finisher in Australia is AU$23.00.
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AU$18 - AU$30
AU$0 - AU$3,500
AU$36,137 - AU$63,786
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Job Description for Floor Sander / Finisher
Floor sanders/finishers are responsible for sanding and finishing floors so they look their best. They usually work with hardwood and tile floors which may have been newly installed or should be restored to appear more attractive. Some jobs require prior experience while others offer on-the-job training, and this work requires good physical endurance and strength to lift heavy items, bend and stoop, perform repetitive motions, and stand for long periods of time. Floor sanders/finishers apply st…Read more
Floor Sander / Finisher Tasks
- Apply appropriate finishing techniques to wood and tile floors post-installation.
- Refinish worn existing flooring, replacing broken parts and checking the integrity of the wood.
- Apply various sealants and finishing treatments to floors, such as waxes, stains, and varnish.
- Use power tools and sanding machinery to smooth irregularities and polish wood or tile.
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Popular Skills for Floor Sander / Finisher
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning, Flooring Installation and Machine Operation.
Pay by Experience Level for Floor Sander / Finisher
An entry-level Floor Sander / Finisher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$21.00 based on 5 salaries. An early career Floor Sander / Finisher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.38 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Floor Sander / Finisher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.09 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Floor Sander / Finisher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.72 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$28.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Floor Sander / Finisher in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 8.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (2.5% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (0.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sydney, New South Wales (13.0% less).
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