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Fair hourly rate for foreman with 15 years

Discussion in 'Network: North' started by rdfenn3, May 18, 2014.

  1. rdfenn3

    rdfenn3 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Akron NY
    Posts: 28

    What should I pay this guy. He has 15 years and can do pretty much everything but apply pesticide and hardscape. I will be letting him use a company truck for a 14 mile commute round trip. Im based in WNY
     
  2. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 3,789

    15 years and knows well of how you operate and can do pretty much anything, if you trust him good he is worth some money to keep around people like that now days are far and few in between, and others would be looking for someone this dedicated and snatch them up in no time.
     
  3. rdfenn3

    rdfenn3 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Akron NY
    Posts: 28

    Ya I been after him for 5 years. I hired him to plow cause the company he worked for didnt have enough plowing. And I noticed his work work one we got to know each other. The guy is an edging machine. Can run all my equipment, drive all with all my trailers, line trim and just goes on and on. I never had a guy with this much experience before so I want to be fair and keep him happy. He completed a job I bid 4 hours with 3 guys in 3 hours with 2 guys
     
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Seems like $18 would be fair for starting. What was he making before?
     
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

  6. rdfenn3

    rdfenn3 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Akron NY
    Posts: 28

    Im not to sure what he was making. I really didnt ask cuz of the quality of work I saw that he can do. I started him out at a $11 which I thought was good. Now I see why he dont wanna really train the new guys.
     
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    $11 seems way too low. He sounds much more qualified than myself and I make way more than $11.
     
  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,087

    Lol $11. That's a first year laborer rate
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  9. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 40,764

    $11 is very low for someone with that much experience. Good luck.
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  10. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    He's in my area and you can make some guys with that money lifers
     

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