What to pay???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by quickcuts, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. quickcuts

    quickcuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Hello all, I was wondering if any of you would be able to lend me some help on this issue: I began mowing two summers ago, and it's great. However, my schedule this lawn season doesn't permit me to mow as much as I'd like, so I buddy of mine wants to kind of take over the business. I think it works out great, he mows it, he makes good money and I still get paid cause it's my stuff he's using on my accounts. How much should I pay him though? I mean I want to earn a return on my assets (equipment) but he is doing all the work, so any thoughts?
    Thanks a lot!
  2. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    Depending on your area. Maybe $12-$15 per Hour. Around here that would be considered good pay for grass cutting. Most LCO's in my area pay their employees $8/hr and the better ones pay around $10-$12.

    Don't forget to put him on your insurance and pay Workman's comp etc.

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