$35 per man hour

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, May 3, 2006.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    saw a competitors contract the other day. this "competitor" has 5 trucks, heavy equipment, top of the line stuff. his hourly rate on his contract was.....$35 per man hour. what a joke. how the hell do u people make any money?
     
  2. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
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    Live in Metrowest Boston, one of the most expensive places to live in the country, and 35/hr is usually max.
     
  3. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    they dont. they just like to work their @$$ off for nothing, but just not for someone elses biz.
     
  4. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is all conjecture below but look at this way.




    3 guys at 9.00 per hour

    1 hour job = $105.00 @ $35.00 per hour

    $27.00 paid out for labor

    $78.00 profit - expenses and taxes.

    Whats the problem? Guys probably pulling in around $40.00 per hour profit.

    Of course is all speculative and relative to how many guys are on the job and how much he is paying them. Unless you HAVE that info all you can do is make educated guesses.
     
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    pga- spoken like a true amatuer. those guys are on the timeclock, aint they, for the ride over? those guys are on the timeclock, aint they, when they have to stop and pee. those guys are on the timeclock, aint they, loading and unloading the equipment? matching taxes, accounting/payroll fees......smarten up kid.....$35 an hour will send you to the poor house
     
  6. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
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    volume......
     
  7. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    Yeah $35/hr would make me cry. That is less than I get for my FT job. If I end up making $45/hr I'm really upset. I shoot for $60-$70/hr. You have to with all the expenses there are in this line of work.
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    ahhhhh, the old "allota a little".
     
  9. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wow, my whole post went right over your head. :hammerhead: :hammerhead:
     
  10. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    No, I don't think it did...
     

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