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Old 03-10-2010, 10:54 AM
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pay rates?

What is the typical per hour pay rate for a experienced person these days?

I'm thinking of working for someone instead of my own biz anymore. I need something to either talk me out of it or into it. LOL
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:29 PM
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Define experienced?

I'm not sure about US areas, but for a more experienced lawn person, I've seen it as high as $17/hr for FULL TIME year 'round guys. If they do heavy equipment operating in the winter they can be eligible to get paid more, but $15-17 is generally top rate. Entry level jobs (with some lawn experience) start at $10-12, with $12 being the most common in Ontario for almost any labour job.

Around June/July this year, the minimum wage for Ontario will be $10.25/hr. Up from $9 & change. A lot of smaller business will hurt because of this, but for most industries, they already pay more for basic entry level jobs.

I'd stay in business for yourself, then you can set your own hours, profit more, choose you want to do work for, etc.

You have one question to answer - Why let someone else profit off your a$$?
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:34 PM
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Define experienced?

I'm not sure about US areas, but for a more experienced lawn person, I've seen it as high as $17/hr for FULL TIME year 'round guys. If they do heavy equipment operating in the winter they can be eligible to get paid more, but $15-17 is generally top rate. Entry level jobs (with some lawn experience) start at $10-12, with $12 being the most common in Ontario for almost any labour job.

Around June/July this year, the minimum wage for Ontario will be $10.25/hr. Up from $9 & change. A lot of smaller business will hurt because of this, but for most industries, they already pay more for basic entry level jobs.

I'd stay in business for yourself, then you can set your own hours, profit more, choose you want to do work for, etc.

You have one question to answer - Why let someone else profit off your a$$?
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:19 PM
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Mine are @ 9 per hour.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:59 PM
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we start every one around 10 and up to 13.50 an hour crew leaders of course get more around the 15 16 an hour range
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:25 PM
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My employees bid jobs and make 60%. At the end of an 8 hour day with a job that totals $450. Thats $180 for me and $270 for them. After dividing their commission by 8 hours, the total amount made per hour is $33.75 per hour. If another person works, then they can make 8 an hour so minus $64 or likely $32 from each of our commissions. So $148 for me and $238 for them. Were all still making great money, and that's only for one job.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:08 PM
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$9.00 per hour for laborers is what I pay, with raises. I also give a $500 Christmas bonus and a $200 Thanksgiving bonus. I have a four man crew, they get pretty good benefits.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:39 AM
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Ga pay is super low compared to any where else. I worked for a power line construction company and when we went up there they were making 20% less than what we made.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:48 PM
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My employees bid jobs and make 60%. At the end of an 8 hour day with a job that totals $450. Thats $180 for me and $270 for them. After dividing their commission by 8 hours, the total amount made per hour is $33.75 per hour. If another person works, then they can make 8 an hour so minus $64 or likely $32 from each of our commissions. So $148 for me and $238 for them. Were all still making great money, and that's only for one job.
The way you're doing it sounds like you're more of a pimp than an employer.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:21 AM
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What is the typical per hour pay rate for a experienced person these days?
High teens to low 20's is possible with the right company.
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