View Full Version : Owner Salary?

01-07-2013, 12:07 AM
Just curious how everyone else budgets for their own salary? Right now I take about 15% of gross revenue as my salary (including distributions). My production labor consistently sits at about 28%. We did $500k this year. I've spent the last couple hours searching the internet for sample profit and loss statements so I can see how I stack up against the average company. Anyone know a good place to find that information? Any help would be appreciated.

01-07-2013, 12:22 AM
lawn and landscape does post "state of the industry reports" (or whatever they call it) every year that provide a lot of info similar to what you are looking for. Not sure where they get their info from exactly but it gives you something to look at

Bunton Guy
01-07-2013, 06:01 PM
I think L&L had posted the average salary in the green industry was 50-65,000

Sounds like your doing well then.

Then again the L&L magazine has the average including thousands of smaller companies that don't even gross over 50K

FWIW, I take between 25-28% of gross rev.