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How much does a typical Landscape maintenance owner make?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by timmmay315, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. timmmay315

    timmmay315 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I was just wondering how much an owner of a simple maintenance landscaping company makes a year, just mowing lawns?
  2. CFLS

    CFLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    not enough

    TREEGUARD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    how much do u want to make? How hard do u want to work?
  4. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    As much as his/her heart wants to make, and his/her body can take.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Do you mean before or after the bs?
  6. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 537

    it will depend on you and how many jobs you can get and if you have the right tools for the job .. and if you do it full time or part time. so it will vary from person to person and location to location....
  7. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,578

    There are too many answers to your question. To start with, are you going to to do it F/T/ or P/T, type of equipment you have, primarily commercial or residential, how many accts total, high tight is the route, this will dertermine how many you can get to in a day and help determine daily income, how much are you charging for residentials, acre props etc. Answer these and we can go from there.....
  8. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 323

    60k not including snow plowing. That's after all Business expenses. It does not include my expenses or my share of taxes on the 60K.
  9. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 537

    so what is the amount .. you are very vag on the amount not to include this or that .......
  10. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,505

    This year my goal was to clear $1500 per week after expenses. I usually make it, sometimes exceed it, but often fail to reach it. But I average close to that. That is pretty consistant earnings from April 1 to Dec 1. Dec 1 through March is plowing for about $1000 per storm. I end up paying a couple thousand to the IRS, but only because we max out my wife's tax witholdings from her job and file jointly. And she makes more than me.

    FYI, I live in a fairly nice town with huge house lots, so the mowing prices are kinda high here.

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