How to become a Saw Doctor

Saw doctors make, repair, maintain and sharpen a wide range of cutting tools and saw blades. They also maintain mechanical parts of a range of production machines.

Personal requirements of a Saw Doctor

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • safety-conscious
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • normal vision and hearing
  • good hand-eye coordination.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 2.4%

NSW 25.5%

NT 1.2%

QLD 19.1%

SA 4.7%

TAS 3%

VIC 21%

WA 22.9%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 92.5%

Female 7.5%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 14.8%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 64.8%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 20.5%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 22.4%

Above 35 years: 72.3%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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