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how much were paying employees

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by smarino21, May 2, 2006.

  1. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 345

    I was wondering how much do all of you guys pay your laborers, foreman?
  2. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    good question was bout to ask the same it obv depends on your area

    i pay my good friend about $100 a day in the summer we will work probably 9-2 or 3 he hauls his ass and thats makes us go home 2 or 3 hours earlier

    some days work 8 or 10 hours especially last 3-4 weeks during cleanuips
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    general help gets $17.50 an hour, foremen get $22.50

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,669

    Hey Rod.. no raises this year? just kidding
    How much OT do you give your guys. My guys are making $15 for foreman and 12 for "general help", but they can work seven days if they want.
  5. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Rodfather is proud of that too.

    Never misses an opportunity to say how much his guys make.

    Must suck to have such a high cost of living there.


    How do you like the payroll taxes and work comp rates on those amounts?

    Posts: 36

    we pay our guys 7.00 an hour no overtime. just straight pay.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Lived most of my 51 years in Josey Gene so I am used to it.

    WC rates aren't that bad, only 4 bucks and change per 100. Yes, I am proud of the fact I can pay my guys some decent bucks. It assures quality control and attention to detail while on the property, near zero callbacks and complaints after 13 years, 100% employee retention, and rod's ease of mind in the evenings. :clapping: :drinkup:
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    OT? They actually don't want it unless I get in a bind with weather screwing us up.
  9. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    Hey rod,
    Whats your hourly rate if you can pay your guys that much and still make good money?
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    It depends on what we're doing. It can be as low as $45 an hour pulling weeds or upwards of $100 mowing.

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