Ok no 1. in general, how does your hourly pay rate equate to your hourly rate you bill out, percentage wise?? no. 2. when you have a set rate you charge and you pay on experience, how do you explain to the customer them paying $40 per hour when they see a kid out there your only paying 10?? Mowing is easy, all set prices. but for landscaping and other work how do you figure it out and justify everything? if I'm billing $30 per hour and my guy is costing me $18 in payroll is it worth sending him to do a job on his own?? If I send another guy that is only costing me $12 in payroll then it is, but is the customer going to wine.