the lowest paid guy gets about 20 an hour on most jobs.
but in the jobs where it's a govt contract (schools etc) they have to get paid "prevailing wages" and the lowest paid guy gets about 50 an hour to shovel asphalt.
No one on this crew doesn't own their own house, here in San Diego. The median cost of a house in San Diego is 300,000 dollars.
Mike Rowe was right, dirty jobs pay well.