How Much Do Crime Scene Cleaners Get Paid in Australia?
A crime scene cleaner (sometimes also referred as a Trauma Cleaner, or Forensic Cleaner, or Biohazard Remediation Technician) can work on different types of scenes such as homicides, suicides, decomposing bodies resulting from unattended death, industrial accident scenes, methamphetamine & drug lab decontamination, and other “trauma”.
Like any career, the wage of a crime scene cleaner can range significantly depending on training, experience or skill. In Australia, the award rate of an entry trauma/crime scene cleaner is $20.82, and according to payscale, the average hourly pay is about AUD$23.40.
However, our specialised cleaners are generally paid at rates that far exceed these figures. Crime Scene and Trauma cleaners can be called at any hour of the day or night, and as such, they get rates for out of usual hours shifts and specific biologically hazardous situations. If you own your own business, your salary can rise up to six figures.
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