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Labor cost

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Capitol Lawn, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Capitol Lawn

    Capitol Lawn LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Messages: 12

    whats the going rate for laborers/workers?
    does the type of work matter? ( mowing, landscaping....etc)
    what should i be paying?
     
  2. mharris

    mharris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    i pay 10.00 per hour for my laborer
     
  3. Capitol Lawn

    Capitol Lawn LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Messages: 12

    really?
    sounds like alot?
    what kind of work?
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    My guys make a minimum of $15 an hour no matter what they are doing.
     
  5. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    When I had two helpers, they were paid $13/hour. They were very good though. Also worked very fast.
     
  6. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967

    If you are charging $50 - $60 per man hour it shoudlnt be a problem to pay a good worker $15. I'm usually the employee but when I have my friends help me I usually pay them around $15 if they work good.
     
  7. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    My guys start out at $9. If they are good, it goes up from there, if not their gone before they get to $10.
     
  8. Capitol Lawn

    Capitol Lawn LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Messages: 12

    thanks for the info green guys!!
     
  9. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    Around here, 8-10/hr is good for starting with experience for basic labor. Qualifications and experience push it up from their.
     
  10. jtrice11

    jtrice11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Usually you get what you pay for. I pay my guys 12 an hour and I trust them with my life. Right now they are in my truck, using my brand new equipment, cutting my accounts, and I am not worried one single bit.
     

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