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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Rainman7, Aug 24, 2007.
When doing irrigation, what pay scale category do you pay your laborers installing irrigation?
15 to 24 a hr.
nobody in my co makes less then 16.5
lowest guy on our crew makes 15$
I'm sure your all proud of what you pay your employees...but that wasn't the question. The question was what pay scale category do you use when you need to pay your employees prevailing wage? plumber,laborer,landscaper,ect....There is no irrigation category in the union wage book.
It's usually lumped into "landscape" around here, generally 24 to 28 hr. So bump that bid so
you can make your percentage.....check with your State, my contractors license lists me &
employees as "lawn care, landscape, nursery". Excuse me, I do none of the above, but that's
where we are.
Our landscape laborer rate is 28.05/hr. + 21.34/hr. in benefits = $49.39/hr. total.
Gets you in the ballpark for the bid..double check tho. Jeez, what is the
lead getting paid? Sign me up Scotty.
Thats category Laborer-Heavy & Highway, Group 3 which is the only group that mentions landscape. There is nothing in the book saying anything about irrigation laborer/worker so I wanted to see how you guys bid prevailing wage irrigation work.
Its that or plumber classification which is $40.18/hr. + 18.57/hr. in benefits= $58.75.
I don't know if prevailing wage is federal or state to state...got to talk with
your L&I people....there was a book (should be on the net now) that listed
union wages for all trades..I'm sorry, my foggy brain cannot remember.