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How much do you pay laborers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mngrassguy, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    How much do you pay your laborers? We pay $10.00/hour to start if they have experience. Licensed pest Applicators start at $18.00/hour
  2. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    $9 hr for mowing and $12 an hour for landscapers
  3. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    I work em til near death then on the way to the "bank" I pull over and say "guys, go in the store and buy me some slim jims". Then I leave them there, it saves me quite a bit of money......
  4. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    I'm solo when it comes to lawn service.... for landscape 10 - 15 depending on experience

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    I pay my laborers $8-10 an hour and my foreman gets $12 an hour.
  6. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152


    I give my helpers 9 to start, then after the 3 month probation period, I bump em' to $10.00
    I buy lunch often too, and gatorades, and coffee..... sometimes dinner... lapdances at the Horse.... sometimes a round of golf... geez, wish I could work for me.

    hmmmm.... suddenly I understand why I haven't had the money for the new 50" LCD I want.
  7. Rcgm

    Rcgm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 314

    My right hand man gets 12 a hour and my other guy gets 10 a hour. But like one guy said I am always buying drinks,lunch,breakfast and my right hand guy gets a bonus here and there if we hit dead lines on landscaping jobs.

  8. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    I pay a $600.00 bonus to guys who stay until Oct 31. You'd be surprised how many quit the week or two before anyways. lol
  9. T&J Landscaping

    T&J Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 199

    I'm not going to Lie ,, i;m cheap really cheap ,, I pay my laborers $8.00 an hr ,, no complaints (yet) from them ,, and i take them out for drinks on friday nite ,,
  10. Fresh Cut 518

    Fresh Cut 518 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I don't think it's such a good idea to drink with your employee's. But what do I know?

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