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#415502 - 09/05/11 11:38 AM Local Wages
seashells Offline
I would like to know: What is a fair dollar-per-hour wage (in Belize $)to pay for miscellaneous unskilled labor. Specifically, I need to hire someone to weed my yard occasionally.

#415504 - 09/05/11 12:18 PM Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells]
SnoopysMom Offline
I would say $40 - $50 per day is a fair price for unskilled labor.

#415505 - 09/05/11 12:24 PM Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells]
seashells Offline
So if I offer $10 BZ PER HOUR, that would be considered more than fair .... actually twice the going rate?

#415508 - 09/05/11 02:22 PM Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells]
SnoopysMom Offline
More than fair, actually. Might I suggest offering something in the middle and bonus them if the job is done well.....

#415509 - 09/05/11 02:33 PM Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells]
Scuba do Offline
good idea
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care

#415531 - 09/05/11 06:14 PM Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells]
Diane Campbell Offline
$7 an hour for unskilled physical labour is considered a fair rate out here on the island.

In other areas the wages vary and are often lower, but the cost of living in other areas is also lower.

#415532 - 09/05/11 06:17 PM Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells]
JEL Offline
How much would you pay someone to dredge your property (by canoe).

#415578 - 09/06/11 10:44 AM Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells]
t42 Offline
Originally Posted By: seashells
So if I offer $10 BZ PER HOUR, that would be considered more than fair .... actually twice the going rate?

And you will have the entire mainland unskilled labour population applying for the job lol

#415586 - 09/06/11 12:50 PM Re: Local Wages [Re: JEL]
Diane Campbell Offline
Originally Posted By: JEL
How much would you pay someone to dredge your property (by canoe).

Usually that kind of thing is paid by the job or the day.
It is backbreaking work and paying "by the job" is usually the most fair and sensible.

Also note that dredging requires a permit.

#415663 - 09/07/11 01:09 PM Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells]
JEL Offline
I knew that regarding the permit. I was just wondering what would be my best option and least expensive option. Using someone to dredge or getting a dredging machine...

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