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Old 01-11-2013, 07:51 PM
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Rates in CT

I'm looking what the going rate per hour, per man, for your standard 60" or 72" mower in Connecticut or close by.

I'm getting rates ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!!! I think most of these guys ARE NOT paying their employees on the books.....thus rates are incredibly low.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:57 PM
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Are you asking what I would charge the customer for the man, or how much would I be paying him to work for me?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:04 PM
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Are you asking what I would charge the customer for the man, or how much would I be paying him to work for me?
What you are charging the customer? I will fix that in my question.....
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:10 PM
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I'm looking what the going rate per hour, per man, for your standard 60" or 72" mower in Connecticut or close by.

I'm getting rates ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!!! I think most of these guys ARE NOT paying their employees on the books.....thus rates are incredibly low.
I can't seem to edit it in my first post.....but anyway, I'm looking for what the "employer" is charging the "customer" for this equipment/man per hour. Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:13 PM
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I usually charge $35 an hour for my guy when he works with me. He only gets paid $14 an hour. Hope that answers your question
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:21 AM
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Wow that sounds low to me. Is he fully "on the books"?
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:35 AM
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Cutting crew gets $45 per hour , per man, min. Doesn't matter if using a 60", 21" weed wacker, or blower.

We do work in RI and Ma.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:21 PM
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Cutting crew gets $45 per hour , per man, min. Doesn't matter if using a 60", 21" weed wacker, or blower.

We do work in RI and Ma.
And you can pay your fuel, payroll taxes, insurances etc etc......and still make a decent profit at that rate?
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:43 PM
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I base my mowing estimates on $60/hr with a 52 inch Lazer HP but my actual take varies...could be $45/hour and could be $80+ depending on the account. I have a minimum of $40 for mowing but will make a rare exception. For general maintenance labor I bill out at between $45 and $55 with a cleanup rate of $60/hr. Chain saw work I'm at $75 but I don't do a lot of that. My goal is to bill out at least $300/day working solo.

You should be able to get top rate where you are. I'm across the river from you and I get calls from your area all the time but turn them down. It seems like your area is under served by landscapers...seems nobody there can find anyone. I know there is one guy in your area that has low prices, but he's not exactly what I'd call a professional...the beat-up old multi-colored Ford truck. I know he has accounts by Roger's Lake.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:11 PM
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Wow that sounds low to me. Is he fully "on the books"?
Yes he is, and there is a company around here that is driving the price down... 2 years ago I was at 45, but people laugh at you for that now...
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