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What to Pay?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PRECISION LC, Mar 4, 2002.


    PRECISION LC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    i am looking at hiring some guys this summer and i am wondering what to pay them. Would you pay them differently if they have little or no experience opposed to more than a little. i have been paying $8 in the past and i am wondering what i should pay out.
  2. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I'd say $7-8/ hr for no exper. and just laborer.

    Get up around like $10-13 with good exp. but maybe not quite yet foreman material. A good laborer who can drive and knows whats going on., can operate machines etc. and has potential to be a good crew foreman.

    $12 and up for quality guys who can run jobs and crews. maybe CDL lic. can operate any equip. can basically run your business in the field aspect of it.
  3. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    This is a lot like the "how much to charge for lawn mowing" question. It all depends on what the going rate in your area is. I'm going to be hiring 2 more guys this year. I plan to start them out between $10-$15 per hour plus bonus. depending on experence. By mid season all the guys should be making at least $15 per hour plus bonus.

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