Employee pay scale.

Discussion in 'Employment' started by scraper69, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Posts: 477

    What are everyone paying their employees ... from Top guy/foreman down to Laborers? just curious
  2. therainman

    therainman LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 196

    Your local market will have more to do with this than anything else. You really can not base your pay on mine or anyone elses for that matter. I live in a small town with one real industry here and some other decent paying jobs. I was able to get by with a starting wage of $8/hr. My highest paid employe made $15/hr. He got a cell phone and 2 weeks paid vacation. Yours may be very different if there is a great deal of other opportunity im the area. Simply put, if he can go make the same or more elsewhere working less he will.

  3. cgrappler135

    cgrappler135 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 193

    I have 2 guys and pay one $9 and the other $11 but may bump him to $12 this year
  4. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Region will dictate that more, I'm in the NE and a going rate for a newbi labor is around $7-$8.00 and thats on the higher end.
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    start at $8.00 go up to whatever they need to stay ( for good ones)
  6. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    here morons are around $50/hr and good workers are just unatainable. hopefully the oklahome crew will do good.
  7. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Look at skills. ie: If he can "stripe" a lawn he's worth 2 bucks over minimum
    If he's got a license and good driving record he's worth 2 bucks more
    So, in Cinci, Ohio we start at 8.00hr and add 2 bucks for each profitable skill.
  8. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    I'm not sure how a customer can pay $50 hr anywhere. I've heard alot of starting payscales and that by far takes the cake!!!
  9. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    OOps, you pay 50 hr, which means the customer pays WHAT for his/her lawncare? Sounds unreasonable to me.
  10. Thats my minimum charge and I do get more. Also except for the scrubs and the
    the neighborhood kids I'm usually the lowest price in town.

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