I have landed on my feet in my current job, my headkeeper is top notch and will fight for everything me need whether its in the house or equipment. He doesn't think its right to expect someone to graft their tits off all day maybe in the pissing rain to come home to a cold damp house. he says he doesn't live in shit so why should he expect his lads too?
I think depending on the perks, a beatkeeper starting his first beatkeeping job should start on about 12,000 a year and for it to go up every other year depending on how well their doing their job.
if you go to a new job the number of years experience should be taken into account.
I started on less than this and was over the moon with just getting the job, at the end of the day keepering isn't about the money but just because your doing what you love doesn't mean you should have to degrade your standards of living more so when you have a family that depends on you.
all these miserable old has beens need to grow up and live in the present.