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Old 03-27-2011, 11:34 AM
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Those with employee's - what you all paying?

I am curious what you guys are paying your top guy out in the field. I don't care if he is mowing, landscaping, chemical, etc.

I am looking for hourly info and then if you care to share are you guys paying vacaction time (1,2,3 weeks) holiday's off, insurance, retirement plans?
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:59 PM
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Id like to know this as well, what is a fair amt to pay the head guy of a crew and any benefits.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:08 PM
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I pay 15 dollars an hour or a percentage of day whichever is greater.Helpers get between 8 to 12 depending.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:55 AM
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pay rate will vary from diffrent parts of the country. same as cost of living.

Here We start everyone off at 10.00 per hour.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:01 PM
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We start mower operators at $10 for the first month - if they work out, and are good enough to stay, they go to $11 for the remainder of the year. We pay the hourly wage from the time they get to my shed in the AM until we get back in the PM. I also buy lunch and pay for the time. Am probably going to $13/hr with my seasoned (OVer two yrs) employees, and not buying lunch. Thanks Brad
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:09 PM
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my grass foreman gets 15, then the other 2 guys on his crew each get 10

my landscaping/hardscaping foreman get 15 then the other 2 guys on his crew each get 8
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:19 PM
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You pay more for your grass guys than what you pay your hardscape/landscape laborers? Wow
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:24 PM
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yea, the two landscape laborers are straight laborers that do all the grunt work and bring all the block to me and the guy that gets 15
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:15 AM
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I'm a lead supervisor and do design, applications, sales and troubleshooting. I have 30 yrs experience, worked for myself for 20 and sold my biz to my current employer. I set my own schedule, love my job, $19./hr + commission on sales I generate. I was offered more $$ from a competitor, but money isn't everything.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:50 PM
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My top guy makes 16.50 an hour has been there over a year. We bought a new truck so he will be running his own crew in a month or so at which time we will bump him up to 17.00 when I last worked for someone else in 2002 I was paid 20 an hr but I was a lot better then my top guy today.
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