I did a few searches on here and did not find anything on this topic.
I have had my photo booth business going on 3 years. I have 3-4 individuals who work for me. They are people i personally know.
For a 4 hour rental I pay $100. If there is idle time, they get $15 (and usually a really nice meal at the reception when invited by the couple). They have to pick up the booth, setup, run it, tear it down and return it to me within 2 days. I feel that $100 is more than fair (I figure they maybe have 7 hours into it for a local event. Although it should be less).
That being said, I have a employee who wants $140-$150 to work a 4 hour event, or one who thinks they should get $25/hour including local travel, setup & tear down. One did a 2 hour event and gets paid $70 (I add $15 for each additional hour worked) and says it isn't worth it. My employees know nothing about photography (I am a professional photographer for over 20 years.)
What are you paying your employees? Looking for some honest discussion here.