How much to pay employee

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by deere615, May 11, 2007.

  1. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am 16 almost 17 years old and I have been cutting grass for about 3 years but this year I got alot of new accounts and I am thinking about hiring a helper. I know a kid that is 15 years old and is a pretty good worker. He has cut some grass before but I would have to show him the way I do things. How do you think I should pay him: by yard or hour, and how much do you think. PS all of my lawns are residental and adverage size.

    GSPHUNTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I would guess $8/hr would keep him pretty happy.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    I say you offer him a nice starting salary of mid 70's, company truck, 401K, full family medical, paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, unlimited sick leave, company stock options, and tuition reimbursement...that should get his attention :laugh:

    If he doesn't take it, I will.
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    ROFLMAO!!!!! That's funny....I don't care who you are.
  5. Bill S

    Bill S LawnSite Member
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    Don't hire him...if he gets hurt you will have huge liabilities. Must be 18 to operate power mowers.

    Now, you could of course hire him to weed whack.

    Depending your location $6 to $9 per hour...also depending on his abilities and attitude.

    Good luck with your business.
  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    ya I planned to have him weedwhack

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