I live in north eastern pa and I started my guy at 12. 23 year old kid. He is going to train with me this year. Then next season I will give him a route and a raise. I also give 10 percent sales commission on all new and additional sales. All sales are verified for adtional sales. New sales are remeasured and verifed to be in line with company pricing. All new customers are told that the field manager reviews the property and price. Then we call the sale and give them a yes to the price or a readjustment is made. If they dont agree then we dont do the work. Anyway what is the prevailing wage for entry level lawn tech these days elsewhere.