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Bottom line profit per employee hour ????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Five Diamond Lawns, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. Five Diamond Lawns

    Five Diamond Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Realistically how much should you expect to profit per employee hour worked?

    I have been doing some figuring this off season and have come up with from my Mow and Blow staff I am bottom line profiting $11.40 per man hour. That's $1,900 in my pocket per month per employee.

    Good or Bad????
  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I don't remeber where I read it and for what services, but in was a state of the industry report that said, on average, a company was generating approx $59,000 per employee. That's probably not what you are looking for, but can be something to think about.
  3. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 997

    That's interesting. To achieve that $11.40 bottom line profit per hour, how much do you figure you have to gross?

    I plugged in my numbers and came up with $29. That's a little over 39%.
  4. Five Diamond Lawns

    Five Diamond Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Yes that's what I work off of. Average $29 per hour start of day to end of day.
    $12 salary plus all extras
    $5.60 all other expenses divided by 5 full times employees

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