How much to pay an unskilled worker in Philadelphia?
July 11, 2010 2:54 PM Subscribe
What is an appropriate hourly rate for college-age summer worker to do some manual labor (in Philadelphia)?
posted by scblackman to Work & Money (14 answers total)
We have some yard work (light digging), and a fence to be stripped and painted. My wife has a co-worker whose son is looking for some extra money over the summer. He isn't trained in anything in particular, but we're confident that he can do the digging, stripping, painting competently and we want to give him the work.
Question is: how much to pay him. We're stuck between $10 (me) and $15 (wife). Thoughts or experiences?