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GTLC
10-14-2003, 10:09 PM
how do you determine how much you should be charging? By an hourly rate per mow?

how much do you charge per hour of mowing?

tiedeman
10-14-2003, 10:35 PM
you should first take your expenses, overhead, indirect, direct, employee pay, etc and figure out how that it is per hour in opearting expenses. Then you want to figure out the profit that you want to make. Add the expenses and profit, and that is your per hourly rate.

BOSS MAN
10-15-2003, 02:44 PM
yeah on a yard that is roughly less than 5,000sf, if i were you i would charge no more than $35 - 40 for a mowing (that includes the basic mowing,trimming etc.)

GTLC
10-19-2003, 09:37 AM
Yea i was just wondering because I have residential customers and I charge them no more than 40 (and some 30), but it seems to take me a while and I don't think I am charging enough of an hourly rate.

jrwinter74
10-27-2003, 07:54 PM
My basic rule of thumb is $1.00/ minute,....don't tell them that you charge $60.00/ hour though,..they probably will not call you back. This covers all my expenses for the most part (except for long drive times), etc. and a good paycheck for myself. JW

lawnmowermannh
11-02-2003, 12:13 AM
Once you figure out your expences and what you want for profit then you can determine your houly rate. $30.00 seems low for a mininium charge. I charge $50 mininium. After all trailering your equipment to your customer's house unloading and loading your equipment is time and costing you money. You should be factoring that time as well.

olderthandirt
11-02-2003, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by n1alx
how do you determine how much you should be charging? By an hourly rate per mow?

how much do you charge per hour of mowing?



AS much as you can and need to stay in biz and be happy

grassrootsinab
11-04-2003, 06:13 PM
Jrwinter,
Is your $1 per minute per man or per job?

GTLC
11-04-2003, 09:28 PM
well this customer I charge 30 for is my nextdoor neighbor and I am afraid he might fire me b/c he thinks I am charging too much. Oh, wait I forgot he did have a previous LCO mowing a few years ago and they were charging much more...