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Posted By: seashells

Local Wages - 09/05/11 04:38 PM

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.

Posted By: SnoopysMom

Re: Local Wages - 09/05/11 05:18 PM

I would say $40 - $50 per day is a fair price for unskilled labor.
Posted By: seashells

Re: Local Wages - 09/05/11 05:24 PM

So if I offer $10 BZ PER HOUR, that would be considered more than fair .... actually twice the going rate?



Posted By: SnoopysMom

Re: Local Wages - 09/05/11 07:22 PM

More than fair, actually. Might I suggest offering something in the middle and bonus them if the job is done well.....
Posted By: Scuba do

Re: Local Wages - 09/05/11 07:33 PM

good idea
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Local Wages - 09/05/11 11:14 PM

$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.

Posted By: JEL

Re: Local Wages - 09/05/11 11:17 PM

How much would you pay someone to dredge your property (by canoe).
Posted By: t42

Re: Local Wages - 09/06/11 03:44 PM

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

Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Local Wages - 09/06/11 05:50 PM

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.
Posted By: JEL

Re: Local Wages - 09/07/11 06:09 PM

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...
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Local Wages - 09/07/11 06:43 PM

A small dredge job is usually easier and cheaper if done by hand.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Local Wages - 09/19/11 12:29 AM

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