Employee pay scale

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ferdinand711, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    i just thought of starting this thread for spring is almost here. new season and who knows might be new pay scale. i'll start with me paying $16.00 for foreman and $12.00-$14.00 for crews. any body wants to share what they got is very welcome.
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    I START green employees @ $10 per hr.

    Experienced maintenance workers @ $12

    Experienced Landscape installers @ $14

    Experienced crew leaders @ $16
  3. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Solo Op here ... I pay myself about $ 2.00 an hour ... LOL !!
  4. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    pay i didnt sign up for that

    In the midwest we are a buck less than the 1st post
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    here at GU starting wages pay Union negotiated...3% raises annually
    11.22 for laborer
    11.89 for gardener
    12.45 for Equipment operator
    12.73 for senior gardener(crew leader)

    full time guaranteed 40 hours per week 52 weeks of the year
    12 paid sick day
    14 paid holidays
    10 paid vacation days adding one day for each year of service. up to 20 days per year.
    Sick leave and vacation can be rolled over from one year to the next. no more than 30 days sick and 30 days vacation can be banked at any one time.

    plus other benefits, health care, tuition benefits, ect.
  6. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    and then add 21% to your number to know what you are really paying out.
  7. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    $7.00 to $9.00 per hour. What is any employee REALLY doing anyway which is worth more than that?
  8. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    a crew leaders is driving around in YOUR $30,000 truck , with YOUR $5,000 trailer , $10,000 worth of YOUR mowers and other misc equipment. Dealing with YOUR customers in a face to face nature. Representing YOUR company in a respectful manner. Making money to keep food on YOUR table.....Sometimes you get what what you pay.....back in the mid-90's I was paying out 10 an hour in florida for laborers while it may have affected my bottom line with slightly lower profits. My renewal rate was in the 90% range....happy employees with good morale, make for a nice company....
  9. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    ............................LOL.....Me to
  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,020

    What you guys do in winter. and how do you do 40 hours a week on those months.:waving:

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