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Old 08-07-2013, 09:20 PM
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Crew leader pay range

I have a guy who I have been training to become a crew leader and run a 2 man mowing crew. He had never done mowing before and has picked it up very good. He has gone out without me some when things have gotten busy.

So this guy will get paid from the time the trailer hooks up til the time it drops not including lunch. I also will give home a company phone so I can be in contact with him...he will take it home and I have told him he can use it but not abuse it. I will also pay overtime if necessary although if Howe get close on hours I usually show up to help.

He currently gets $10 per hour while I've been training him over the past few months. He has not mentioned wanting a raise. Curious what others are paying? I'm in North Carolina and do mostly residential properties.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:30 PM
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I have a guy who I have been training to become a crew leader and run a 2 man mowing crew. He had never done mowing before and has picked it up very good. He has gone out without me some when things have gotten busy.

So this guy will get paid from the time the trailer hooks up til the time it drops not including lunch. I also will give home a company phone so I can be in contact with him...he will take it home and I have told him he can use it but not abuse it. I will also pay overtime if necessary although if Howe get close on hours I usually show up to help.

He currently gets $10 per hour while I've been training him over the past few months. He has not mentioned wanting a raise. Curious what others are paying? I'm in North Carolina and do mostly residential properties.
O.M.G I pay my high school kids $10 an hour. We pay 475 a week plus weekly incentive bonus.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:40 PM
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[QUOTE=B-2 Lawncare;4833180]O.M.G I pay my high school kids $10 an hour. We pay 475 a week plus weekly incentive bonus.[/QUOTE

Keep in mind the guy does not even know how to mow. He is not a veteran employee.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:49 PM
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I don't know how you guy can pay 15-17 per hour. You guys must be averaging $80 or more per yard. I don't consider myself a lowballer but maybe I am. We run three trucks and have 8 employees. I don't know any one in our area running a truck making much more than 12-14 per hour. Maybe a few of the larger companies doing hospitals. Many of them start there employees at 8 per hour and go from there. It would be next to impossible doing 50-60 dollar yards( which is standard in our area) paying a three man crew 35-45 per hour.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:09 AM
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I don't know how you guy can pay 15-17 per hour. You guys must be averaging $80 or more per yard. I don't consider myself a lowballer but maybe I am. We run three trucks and have 8 employees. I don't know any one in our area running a truck making much more than 12-14 per hour. Maybe a few of the larger companies doing hospitals. Many of them start there employees at 8 per hour and go from there. It would be next to impossible doing 50-60 dollar yards( which is standard in our area) paying a three man crew 35-45 per hour.

how long does a $50 yard take you?

An hour?
with one guy? with two guys?


Lets say you have $50 yards as tour "usual" lawn.

How many $50 yard can a crew of 2 do in an 8 hour day?

10?
12?
14?

lets say its 13 each $50 lawns in a day.
That's $650.00
The dude running that gets paid $15 and hour.
He worked 8 hours. $120 gross.
So easy math, that guy costs you $156.00 after payroll matching.

DO you REALLY need a second man for lawns THAT small?
Why are you paying hit to count bug splatters on the windshield?

Lot of wasted time there.
To me looks like that guy can get paid $17.00

I can afford to pay TWO guys $8 and one guy $17.
Who wants to share half their pay with their buddy? No one? good. Solo route.

If one guy gets 13 lawns done, adding a second guy will only gain you MAYBE 7 more lawns.

that's $1000 day.

First guy is still pulling $156.00

Second guy at $12/hr $124.80

$280.80 total out of a $1000 day.

What you can't do 20, $50 lawns in a day?

16 man hours (2 men , 8 hour each) into 1000.00…is 62.50 per hour.

650.00 divided b 8 is 81.50 per hour (your solo will always net higher proportionately)

If you need TWO guys to do $650.00 in lawns in a day (650/16) is only 40 some odd $ per hour.

thats pretty low for commercial/professional lawn mowing, in any state.

Say you can't keep up with the competition, people are bidding too low?

there is always the option of NOT doing lawn mowing at all, you all know that, right?
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:34 PM
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About 12.50 is standard starting pay for a forrman round here. Top foreman getting like $17 & up, but over see major commercial accounts.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:14 PM
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If you don't plan on him running the crew every day. You could offer a bonus for quality assurance. Tell him that when hes in charge, if everything looks good your give him a bonus. The number is up to you though.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:47 AM
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I just had a crew leader quit on me. He was making 14.25/ hr plus overtime and .50 cents a lawn commission. Cutting an average of 80-85 lawns a week. This wasn't good enough for him as he wanted more. He told me he could make more elsewhere.... So I said good luck. Careful what you give these guys.... In the end it's all about entitlement.... And they will always think they deserve more. Back on the grass for me I guess
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:47 AM
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I've got two guys @ $15.00/hour and a $10.00/hour part time college kid.....
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:15 AM
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Crew leaders $17.50 per hour
Trained workers $14.00
Raw beginners $10.00
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