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Old 01-22-2014, 03:38 PM
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Gross revenue per man

I know a lot of variables come into play here but, lets see where it takes us. Obviously different seasons north and south and different services with landscape, hardscape, irrigation, fert and maintenance.

What does an employee generate in revenue.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:58 PM
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weekly lawn care for last year (mowing trim and edging) $51.13 per man hour
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:20 PM
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I was hoping for some yearly numbers. How much should an employee bring in over the year. 60k, 75k, 100k?
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:34 PM
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weekly lawn care for last year (mowing trim and edging) $51.13 per man hour
Dang.......that number sounds high to me.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:38 PM
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You can probably get close with those numbers.
Ok that was a 2 man crew cutting lawns.
We cut an average of 30 weeks.
That is the hourly rate generated by them based on gross revenue for lawn service divided by the total payroll hours for that period.
So if it were more or less weeks the hourly rate would be basically the same.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:23 AM
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I think that a realistic number to shoot for is 2.5 times gross wages, so a worker who makes $20k should be bringing in at least $50k in sales.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:45 AM
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It is differrent depending on location, we shoot for around 60K per employee.
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Each division has a different rev per employee. As a whole, we are just over 100k per FTE.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:03 AM
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ummm the last time we had this figured/talked about this topic, i was in the north east area and it was 03-05 time frame and a crew of two had to make 2 grand a day.
that was our target.

with about a 30 week season, and 4 days per week running a crew…
8 grand per week
240k per season.
so about 120k per man.

Lofty goal.
Of course we never hit it.
but we tried really hard to hit 3 grand per day with a 2 man crew (in tree work that sometimes was a 3 man crew but in applications or some lawn crews that was a one man crew so it would average out)

my average year was 800k with 6 men
so that comes out to 133k per man…
but I did use labor ready for spikes in heavy labor times, like wheel barrow chasers and what not.
and I used subs for certain install phases so I think it was noire likely
around 95k per man,

of course this was back in the 'good ole days' when every tom dick and harry wasn't your competitor, things were easier, work was plenty, economy was good.
I'll bet 60k per man is much closer to reality now.

Of course we had high paid guys and top end equipment in the earlier business model… now things are so tight and dudes smash up your stuff so much, Im starting to think craftsman tractors and electric weed whackers with 50 extension cords may be a sound business plan.

Things have certainly changed
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:37 AM
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Unless we are all using full time equivelant (FTE) we are all comparing apples and oranges. What are your total hours worked divided by 2080 = FTE. Take that number into total revenue = rev per employee.
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