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How much to pay 18 yr. old hired hand?

Since schools shut down neighbor boy has been helping with farm work. His good help but little farm experience. For the most part I can point him in a direction and he can do it. He's done anything from disking to cleaning the shop. Good mechanic. What's he worth per hour?

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Verified FBN Member (KS)

We are paying $15.00 for that kind of help and $12.00 for help that you have to hold their hand.

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

Thanks, good to know

Verified FBN Member (SD)

Teaching someone how you want things done is priceless compared to breaking bad habits from prior jobs.

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

If he's a good worker pay him fair and you may have him for many years and be able to build up that experience. Some things are worth the pr...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

I think 15 is fair, but if you want him to stick around maybe through planting and into summer doing various things....tell him, I'll pay yo...

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

I’d recommend laying down some very strict rules for their cell phone! I made that mistake once and ended up with a kid that didn’t even mak...

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Verified FBN Member (AB, CAN)

Yes, cell phone rules need to be implemented. Good worker consumed by a cell phone, not worth hiring....had one, and he forever texting and ...

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Verified FBN Member (MI)

Little late to the party here, but I am 21 myself. So not far from him. But if you treat him right, he should treat you right. My boss took ...

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Verified FBN Member (MO)

15 is what we have to pay as well to get anyone worth there stuff to stay through the harder hours we’ve found we have to pay them at least ...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

You just can’t have good enough help today with the costs and responsibilities cost of living has really changed let them buy their own insu...

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Verified FBN Member (AB, CAN)

Hard to get anyone for under 20.00 experience 25.00

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