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    Default What is good pay for part-time barn help in IL?

    I know there have been threads about this before, but I specifically would like information on what BOs pay their help in rural IL i.e. not Chicagoland or wealthy areas.

    My little job is 10-15 hours/week in a small private barn doing usual horse chores like cleaning stalls, sweeping, feed prep. It's pretty cushy with no heavy lifting. 2-3 hours per morning.

    As barn help, what would you expect to be paid? And as a BO, what would you pay?



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    $8-$9/hr was what I used to get paid, central rural IL.
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    So slightly less than $15/hour is pretty awesome then??



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    I live in rural (southern) Illinois and would jump at the chance for a part time barn job that paid slightly less that $15/hr.

    The only way I can see someone like me (young, student) finding that inadequate is if your location is so off the beaten path that travel time/gas would quickly cut into any $ earned.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluck View Post
    So slightly less than $15/hour is pretty awesome then??
    I'd be jumping on that!
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    Anything over $10/hr would be considered a lot, yes
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    Thanks for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluck View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    sublime, wish you were in my area!
    Sign me up! LOL!
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    Ugh I am paying 15.00 for about 30 minutes of work for two old guys that have free range of field of stalls. I am in NOVA and I struggle getting good help at that rate. People just seem to see it as quick/easy and then slack off.

    So good luck on finding good help!



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    I actually do some farm sitting and typically get $25 to just feed and then $5 / stall. Typically thats for about a 1/2 hour of work. If I have to feed and do stalls, it roughly runs about $50 for a 5 stall barn and about 45 min - and hour's work.
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