How much do you take home at the end of the year?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MJK, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
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    After you pay your suppliers, workers, insurance, payments and taxes, how much do you take home at the end of the year?

    Marc
     
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    this is the second post on this subject...
    I'll bet the answers here are about the same as on the haedscape section....


    The national average for an owner salary for a landscape business is about $50,000.00/year,
     
  3. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    Right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    that's the figure according to lawn and landscape's most recent poll info.

    i think that's about right.
    We are close to that.
    owner and general manager $65K
    department foreman $35K
    full time operators.. $20-25K
    first year employees $16K-18K
     
  5. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I made that my first year in business! $ 50,000 is a good starting salary. I have a good friend of mine that wanted to cut grass part time 3 years ago . today he is self employed full time an he did $84,000 dollars profit this year just mowing grass! So its all about you but for a go getter $ 50,000 is a low number!! Thanks George
     
  6. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    To make 84,000 I would think he would have to be grossing at least 250k. I would think the 50k number would be about right... plus it depends on how you are set-up w/ taxes. The salary is the part social security(15%) really wacks you, so I would think you want to keep that number low and let the business realize the real profits.
     
  7. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    about time ive seen someone else on this forum who actually makes money cutting grass 84k off grass cutting is what everyone should be doing


    i would never cut a lawn if was making 50k a year as an adult... no offense to anyone its hard work and not worth it in my eyes id rather drive an 18 wheeler or work in a warehouse ... LCO owners are owning huge close to million dollar houses and driving luxury vehicles on long island... lowballers make 50k a year with there eyes shut. Our cost of living is disgusting though compared to most
     
  8. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ya dont have to work hard its all about playing the game smart! keep that in mind !! see ya george
     
  9. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well I am sure the number would be different where you are from b/c of the cost of living. Your 700k house would only be worth 150k down here. So a net 50k would not be a bad living. And it all depends on what your accountant rights off and how you are set up as a corporation or whatnot.

    Oh, and it is not hard work at all, IF you know how to delegate work.
     
  10. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    One guy mowing, and only mowing, making 84,000 net profit, I highly doubt it.
     

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