It's 2% of whatever they produce each week. They are paid a weekly salary plus 2% commission. The commission tends to eliminate the idea of guys wanting to go home early cuz they get lazy. Say a guy makes $500 per week (salary), then he makes an extra $75 - $150 per week. The guys love that extra hundred bucks or more per week. We pay a weekly salary so if we get rained out or winded out, they still make enough money to pay bills. Problem with paying "salary" is then we also have to pay 'time & a half' over 40 hours. So we try to watch that closely. In an average year, we normally see only 2 or 3 weeks were a guy puts in over 40 hours per week. On the other hand -- other companies base the bulk of their pay on commission, so they are not required to pay overtime (at least in our state). Problem there is they have to achieve a "quota" in order to get a full paycheck. It's common to see these guys spray in windy conditions & rain. It's also common to see these guys out in late hours & working long Saturdays just so they can get their full paycheck. Sorry, but that ain't me, cuz it's "turnover City" regarding employee retention & customer satisfaction. Tight ends: Our school was so small that I played both defensive end & offensive end. Half the time I was "split out" (wide receiver), and other times I was a tight end (playing close to the right tackle). I've heard rumors about some of them Florida boys playing "tight end" with "wide receivers", but those were just rumors.