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.