This was never meant to be a full-time job for any of the workers. Each person won't get to do dozens of lawns, but they could eventually do 4 or 5. I've found that teenagers in my area spend most of their money on gas and food. If one is smart about one's budget, 4 or 5 lawns on a weekly basis in the summer is enough to cover spending money for the year (keeping in mind that this is an upscale community in which most parents pay for clothes, school supplies, etc.). Additionally, many high schoolers in my area also have part-time jobs elsewhere. Though my workers won't get to work as many hours as they might want to, the simple fact is that NO ONE pays better than I do. Let's say one of my workers does three lawns. That is about $50 (usually a little more) per week. For 12 weeks of summer, that is $600 for approximately 30 hours of work, which would be $20 an hour.