I have two techs. One is a supervisor and the other is just a tech. I don't like putting all my numbers on here, but I'll say my laborers spreading loom are paid more than $12/hr so you can bet my techs are two. They are paid a flat commission per sale, about 7.5% on fert programs and exterior pest control. The commission is devided by the number of treatments and is paid in the next check after the treatment is completed. For example a lawn that's $100 an app five apps. The tech that sold it gets $7.50 after each app is completed. They get 10% on any ad on services they sell during a lawn treatment, such as an aeration and over seeding. I also throw them extra when they get us in for extra services, such as getting us in for the irrigation service or tree work.
Why do people not respect us as they do other tradesmen? Because every Tom, Dick, and Harry doesn't think he can be a plumber or electrician!