View Full Version : Solo,how much per/hr

03-22-2007, 12:32 PM
Solo members, aside from cutting how much do u charge per hour. I've been been getting $30/hr for all non-cutting work. I feel I may be shortchanging myself because I work at a pretty fast pace.

also I'd love to see a solo category on Lawnsite

03-22-2007, 12:50 PM
Charge as much as you feel your services are worth. Every one has a different price and I never under value myself so I charge what I feel I am worth for every job I do.

03-22-2007, 11:57 PM
I for one never ever tell anyone what my hourly rate is!!!!!!!
Look at the job and give them a price.
I have never cheated myself less than 85.00 per hour by myself.
Lets say you make 85.00 hr mowing minus all expenses.
You go and buy a nice house cause you are making 50.00 hr.
Now every Tom Dick & Joe see you doing cleanups or whatever for 30.00 hr.
Can you still afford that new house?

I can get away with selling 5 yards of mulch for 425.00. I takes me 1.5 hrs to lay after cost its 300.00 thats 200.00 hr minus expenses.
Try telling a customer I charge 200 hr for laying mulch and they flip out.

I have been doing this way for 15 years.