All of the companies are different. The first company I started with paid my $15 a cut. After taxes and expenses I made less than min wage. BUT I gained experience and learned a bunch of stuff. And when I contacted other companies I had experience to offer.
The company I get the majority of my work from now pays $40 per yard. The yards take me 20-45 minutes. I get 2 rotations of about 30 houses per month from them so 30x$40x2= $2400 a month for about 4-5 days work, just from one company. I contract with 5 but not all send me that much work.
I also do lock changes, widow boarding, small trash outs and some other things.
It take awhile to get the ball rolling but it is honest work.
I have had good luck getting paid. One hiccup with a company but it was a computer error and they sent a payment out the next day.