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Brickman Starting Pay!?!

Discussion in 'Employment' started by nismov89, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. nismov89

    nismov89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Hey out on ny Just applied to Brickman, dont know what im going to start at, have a 2 year associates degeree no real landscaping experience but experience with a truck and trailor and working long hard days with a crew.... im expecting 11-12 and hour... hopefully edventually work up to a supervisor... but just wondering if that would be accurate.

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    What's your degree in?
     
  3. nismov89

    nismov89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Liberal Arts :/... i kinda just saw these guys working a few weeks ago and really consider working for them... i love hard work and i caught a supervisor and they said its a mon-fri 7-3... with alotta OT in the summer months... and its year round so its somthing i really wanna try to get into... and im gonna be going for my B.S. degree soon and if i enjoy this type of working i may go for horticulutre but for the mean time im trying to fig out if 11-12 would be fair to ask for... more towards the 12 because i would love to drive the truck and tralior
     
  4. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    It sounds like the $ 12 per hour number would be about right for your area !!
     
  5. nismov89

    nismov89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    excellent... like i said to me that seems fair to some one my age (21) just learning the ropes... im sure like a 2 years id love to be crew leader making 15-16 edventually... but thanks for the input just dont wanna be low balled
     
  6. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    Wow thats a difference they offer me only 10.50/hr to run a leased 2yd loader this winter, with the possible employment for the season.
     
  7. nismov89

    nismov89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    well apparently there looking for full time year round guys... an im in NY so like 12 dollars an hour sure isnt much lol but a good start... things are soo damn expensive here
     
  8. LawnmastersMikejr

    LawnmastersMikejr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I would say with your experience they will probably offer you $10 an hour.
     
  9. AuburnHort2005

    AuburnHort2005 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 147

    Good company to work for. I did an internship with them summer of '03 and learned a lot. They gave me the keys to the truck and radio my 2nd week there when the crew chief for that crew went on vacation.

    I could have went with them in an upper management position when I got out of school and they wanted me to, but they didn't offer company trucks so superintendents had to use their own and I wasn't doing that.

    Went with another company instead that worked 4-10s and it worked out where I could do my accounts on Fridays and now I've been almost 3 years full time for myself.

    Good company to work for though, I learned a lot.
     
  10. nismov89

    nismov89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Yea i got that impression too, just trying to get out of my grocery store job and get a full time mon-fri with your ocassional sat..... and i dropped my resume off said they will definaltly call me in for a final interview by may since they are looking for someone, and he said if not here there close with another branch close to me as well... so hopefully i get somthing ill take 11 an hour to start
     

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