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Pay Employee(s)

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mike48114, Mar 7, 2003.


Labor with 2 years experiance pay???

  1. $8.00 or Less

    11 vote(s)
  2. $8.50

    3 vote(s)
  3. $9.00

    8 vote(s)
  4. $9.50

    8 vote(s)
  5. $10.00 or More

    29 vote(s)
  1. mike48114

    mike48114 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    I am new in business not in the industry. My company is in South East Michigan. My crew will consist of me and 2 labors. I was wondering what your opinion of starting wages would be.

    Guy #1 --2 years experiance
    Guy #2 --No lawn exp. at all.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    you have two questions and one poll. I start everyone w/ no experience at $9. Someone with 2 years experience I'd start at $9.50-$10.00. You never know what you get with previous experience.
  3. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    It depends on your area. Are you looking for responses only from your area? Around me, inexperienced workers start at $10.00. Someone with 2 years experience and good references could easily start at $12.00, and move up quickly.
  4. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    I pay my best employee $10 per hour. I will increase it to $12 per hour when i send him out on his own.

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