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Old 02-21-2009, 01:39 PM
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maizenblue301 what do you suggest paying hourly?

if they were working with me everyday and just trimming and blowing off, anywhere from $8-$10 per hour depending on the quality of work they do and reliability and those sort of things. That is starting pay of course as time goes by I would give raises when earned probably 50 cents or a dollar at a time.
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Do you give your staff any bonuses if they bring you new accounts? Or if they make an upsell?
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50 bucks for bringing in a residential
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I would think that should get them motivated! Do you give them any marketing material or business cards?
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I am with them almost always with them on jobs. But I give them business cards for after hours. If they hear of, or meet someone wanting a service we offer they can give them out.
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Do you know about what your competitors are paying. In my area mine are paying anywhere from 8 to 11 for general labor, with crew leaders making around 12. I have two guys who have been with me less than a year and they make 9 and 9.50 respectively. Anyways, make sure you pay your guys a respectable wage, make them earn their raises, and make sure its a wagevyou can afford. Also, dont forget when your budgeting to make sure that you dont forget about payroll taxes. If you take you your employees hourly wage and multiply it by 1.35 that is what that employee will be costing you.
I'm in the South Kansas City area, so I'd have to imagine, the pay you referred to has got to be fairly close to what's being paid here too. And yes, that's my one of biggest struggles right now is that I want to offer a fair wage, but of course maximize my profit as well.

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