One thing I’ve noticed about paying my guys is that the hourly pay doesn’t always sound that attractive but they get many more hours than other jobs, and a lot of that time is drive time. As Greg pointed out his guy is making 42k at 15 bucks an hour.
I’ve always wanted to try a commission system but have been hesitant in fear it could cause customer service to suffer because they are just trying to make it to the next job. I have no idea if that’s true or not but I’ve always wondered. Also we serve two markets and it’s not unusual for us to have an hour drive time to a job.
I start someone (entry) at $20-22 Hourly doing pre vacuuming, hose management, and running the crb and tear down
If they (entry) do upholstery also then its $23-25 hourly pre vacuuming, and agitation, and hose management and tear down
Ive never had an experience tech apply
Im guessing it must not be enough because I get a lot of complaints about it being laborious and "its not what I thought it would be (hard/difficult)" "I thought it was easy money and simple" " I dont see myself doing this type of work, so I quit " or "never mind"
My lead tech I pay 15.00 per hour and his first year he was able to make a little over $42,000 dollars and I showed him how to buy his first townhome which was accomplished by him. Teach your people how to grow and be "Better People". Carpet Cleaning services is nothing more that a means to the end