Pay for help?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Husker1982, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. Husker1982

    Husker1982 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 478

    Probably been discussed already but new for this year what is the pay scale for you guys who have workers?

    Top paid and what do you expect of him?

    Lowest paid and what do you expect of him?
     
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Employee Wages

    Heres how my brother and I had it set up:
    Grounds Care:
    approx. $7/hr start w/ salary cap @ $12.
    90 day probation period (+) $1/hr raise upon completion.
    Raises based on merit every 3 months in .25 increments.
    1. Maintain valid driver’s license.
    2. Meet company requirements for attendance, dress codes, work place policies.
    3. Perform quality work.
    4. Keep current and accurate records of all work and expenses.
    5. Routine maintenance and upkeep of Company equipment, vehicles, and tools.
    6. Assist with Landscape duties as needed.


    Landscape Construction:
    approx. $10/hr start w/ salary cap @ $15.
    90 day probation period (+) $1/hr raise upon completion.
    Raises based on merit.
    1. Maintain valid driver’s license.
    2. Meet company requirements for attendance, dress codes, work place policies.
    3. Perform quality work.
    4. Excavation and preparatory work for Landscape Construction.
    5. Install Landscape Designs created by the Company.
    6. Build Hardscape’s designed by the Company.
    7. Keep current and accurate records of all work and expenses.
    8. Routine maintenance and upkeep of Company equipment, vehicles, and tools.
    9. Assist with Grounds Management duties as needed.

    Applicator:
    approx. $9/hr start w/ salary cap @ $12.
    90 day probation period (+) $1/hr raise upon completion.
    Raises based on merit (+) Commission = 5% of their fert sales.
    1. Maintain valid driver’s license.
    2. Meet company requirements for attendance, dress codes, work place policies.
    3. Perform quality work.
    4. Keep current and accurate records of all work and expenses.
    5. Routine maintenance and upkeep of Company equipment, vehicles, and tools.
    6. Assist with Landscape & Grounds Management duties as needed.
     
  3. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    This link leads to
    LawnSite.com > Commercial & Related Forums > Commercial Lawn Care > Run Engine Wide Open?

    Ooops
     
  4. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    I pay @ $6.00 per hour.
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Start @ $12.

    After 30, move up to $15.

    Foremen make $20.
     
  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    I knew when I say that 8 was the only number I had a problem LOL!!!

    Correct Link
     
  7. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    In the past I have paid 6.00 to 8.50 depending, however this year I am changing.

    The gut that is helping me this year is a great friend thet was downsized so he and I have gotten out heads together and this is the way we are going to do it.

    I offered to let him be a partner but he said no after talking to him and my cpa heres the plan. 25% me as wages, 25% him as wages, 25% to operating cost, 25% new equipment purcheses. At the end of the year we will have a "profit sharing plan"

    In my plan and if the current trend holds, in 2 years he will be heading up the mowing end of the bus. and I will be doing the office work and applications.

    If we need help during the year it will be paid out of our 50% as wage cut.

    The thing that is making this work is he shares my vision for the future.

    Jim
     
  8. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,597

    It is easier for us to negotiate employee wages when we break it down for them financially - explaining labor, tax, insurance burdens, etc....

    We have definitely made the right decision when it came to creating a bonus plan for those who work harder, faster, and more efficiently than others. Everyone has the opportunity to earn more based on production and overall company success.
     

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