How do you pay your labor?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by yard_dawg, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. yard_dawg

    yard_dawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Was wondering how you guys pay your labor.Do you pay by the hour, or a percentage. If by the hour how much,and if a percentage how much? Was thinking of maybe going to the percentage of the daily production. Give me some input on this. Do you think this will work? Thanks
  2. Creative Cuts

    Creative Cuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    i used to mow for a guy that paid me 65% of the yard which i could never pay someone that. These days i'm on my own and pay my help $12 per hour but to be honest i'm not sure which would be better either way it sucks to pay someone
  3. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Hourly. Paid every Tuesday. Payroll service takes care of it all....I just track hours and e-mail a nice timesheet in every Sunday night.

    I would stick hourly- personally, I think this would be easier to track, estimate jobs, and control labor costs. add a bonus if you want at times.
  4. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,298

    Ya 65% is definitely a way to go bankrupt. I would keep it to hourly.

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