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How Much am I Worth?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greasemonkey, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    I realize that you guys haven't ever met me, and living expenses differ around the country, but if you could give me a ballpark idea I'd appreciate it.

    I have 5 years of service and installation experience including 2 years of experience as a foreman (75% residential 25% commercial).

    My electrical and valve toubleshooting skills are top notch.

    I have experience with wire trackers.

    I have a good knowledge of the codes pertaining to irrigation systems in the area in which I work.

    My plumbing is straight, leak free, and fast.

    I have experience opperating Case Maxi-Sneakers, Dithwitch 410sx's as well as most landscaping and snow removal equipment.

    I understand friction loss, water velocity, pipe sizing, wire sizing, matched precipitation rates and most other design concepts.

    I have a class A CDL with air brake and double trailer endorsements

    I am computer literate

    I have a turfgrass pesticide applicator's licence

    I am far from fluent in spanish, but I can effectively communicate to my workers information about pipe size, nozzle types, head types and wire types.

    $12 / hour w/o benefits seems more than a little low to me :-(


  2. G.Williams

    G.Williams LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    I would say on the low side about $40000.00/year with a major outfit plus benefits and 401 k. IMHO
  3. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,712

    Call me or email me.
  4. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57


    Check your private messages

  5. wanna move to where the sun shines 325 days a year....you're worth more than that here, for sure.

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