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Foreman pay scale

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thunder1956, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. thunder1956

    thunder1956 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Just curious as to what most companys are paying their crew leaders and foreman. Any imput is appreciated. I am in the Atlanta area. Thanks all.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Crew leader/foremen get $20 per hour.
  3. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    $18.00 per hour
  4. thunder1956

    thunder1956 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks rodman! Thunder
  5. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    Wow! Those prices seem a little high. Obviously, this varies greatly by the area of the country you live in.

    In our area, a foreman for a Lawn Care company can expect to make $10-$12 per hour.

    For a licensed landscape contractor company, a foreman can make from $12-$15 per hour. Very few companies in my area pay more than that. In fact, my foreman (who earns $14.50) has friends who are foremen for some larger Landscaping companies, and out of all of his friends, he makes the most $$. But I am sure some of the really big companies pay some of their top guys even a little more than that. But those are huge 100-200 employee companies. Out of all of my friends who own LCO or Licensed Landscape companies, I don't know any who pay their lead guy or foreman more than the $14.50 I pay mine.

    I have several guys working for me who are almost foreman level. They can do installation work, install most of an irrigation system by themselves, etc. They drive and know where all the suppliers are. I have 3 such guys. They all make $11 per hour.
  6. thunder1956

    thunder1956 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks Rodman..Thunder
  7. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    I have one full time employee he makes $12.00 per hour he is a guy that I can have go out by himself or with another guy and I know the jobs will be done right.Hopefully next year I will be able to have another crew go out daily and he will run one.

    His $12.00 is on a salary and is based on 47 hours a week.
  8. cuttingchris

    cuttingchris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    when i was THE formen at a small company i made 19 an hour
  9. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,690

    15-20 here I can't afford 20 but that’s what I use to make I have a gem of a foreman with 13 years experience he’s currently at 15 and that will be going up soon But I also give him commission on any new lawns he signs so he’s very motivated to grow my company.
  10. thunder1956

    thunder1956 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Jim, that seems to be the norm around here too. Seems like such a drastic difference. Can the cost of living be that much higher?

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