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Old 02-05-2013, 01:13 PM
southern79 southern79 is offline
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Payroll as a percentage of sales

For maintenance or DB companies, what percentage of sales is your payroll? If you have employees, how many? Thanks!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:54 PM
scott martoccia scott martoccia is offline
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You will find some good data here:

http://www.kehoe.biz/greenresearch.htm

Keep in mind that payroll as a percent of sales will depend on how much you are paying yourself as an owner. If this number is not realistic and you are a smaller operation the % payroll will mean nothing.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:09 PM
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Very valid point. I will look at the link you sent. I am looking for the percentage of payroll not including owner salary to be specific and to your point. If some one wants to share their owner salary percentage that would be great too.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:15 PM
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My most profitable clients in this industry have a payroll burden outside of the owner salary in the 30% of sales range.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:30 PM
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28% here. 15 Employees
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:49 PM
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Thanks! We are currently at 27% with 12 employees excluding owner salary
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