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[–] JesusRules 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I live in MA., if they have a Bachelors, start at $25.00, he probably desreves more

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[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've been asked by potential employers how much I made they then probably altered their original offer by hearing that.

The job I work at now has a tendency to hire below average and says it will increase eventually ... A guy just quit recently to make 5k more.

To get quality you have to pay a bit above average at least. Check out Glassdoor and other sites for salary averages.

You could also find someone and grow them into a solid job and salary.

I've heard that an employee should generate at least 3x their worth. If you're gonna offer them 100k then you need at least 300k in sales.

I'm not a big fan of hiring noobs, they will cost you in the long run: pain, stress, loss of customers and productivity. Is it really worth saving 30k when you could have made 50-60k with somebody who can make your business grow?

The danger of experienced workers is that they can steal customers away from you. Bit if they are paid enough this lessens by a lot.

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[–] killercanuck [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'd rather hire someone at an above average salary with a larger incentive to grow the business via a bonus structure. It's not really like a big company where I'm beholden to the whims of others but the growth potential is very important. To a larger extent I have probably been too strict on what I pay myself compared to what I'm actually generating. My budget is closer to $320k for HR with my assistant and assembler getting close to $60K Cad with the exceptions of benefits. So over the last few years I've saved up enough to take the hit if I had to pay everyone for at least 2 years if I ever end up taking a loss. This hasn't happened however. My thought was $80K plus a good margin on growth results. My city is pretty notorious for paying below average wages in the tech sector because it's "cool factor". My assembler is basically a journeyman electrician who has his own side jobs and my assistant helps manage everything else, neither really have much exposure to IT. Considering the current year along with all the hacking shit that's been going down my customer base is hungry for the extra support. Linux admins in my city typically earn $50-90K depending on the employer but I'm more than happy to pay more for someone who's more hands on and a bit out there in terms of growing business.

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[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Proper judgment and savings! I've seen too many places skimp on employees and the berate them for par quality ... I'll get bitched at for above average pay, not below.

It sounds like you have figured out your pay for the new employee. However, I suspect getting somebody who is also good at up-selling is hard.

Too bad that I'm more of a programmer and not a Canuck, I'm a border boy though and spent many a summer at the X or I'd apply. I'm on one of those cities that I'm making almost half of what the next big city away from me is making. I've been seriously thinking of packing and moving if I can find a company that pays towards your top end.

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[–] BigDaddy69 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Call it an internship and make them work for experience.

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[–] killercanuck [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Sorry but I'm not jewish.