Labor costs

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by bigcountry01, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. bigcountry01

    bigcountry01 LawnSite Member
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    about what are you guys charging for labor (per hour) if you work solo? Lets say for something like a spring clean up. Not installing anything, just labor.
     
  2. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $75 1st hour, $60 each additional, cause that's what I would've made if I was on the mower.
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    my minumum is $45per hr with a 2hr minimum. thats my old lady rate though, typically i charge around $55per hr and more depending on the difficulty level of the site. thats what i charge for any labor.
     
  4. bigcountry01

    bigcountry01 LawnSite Member
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    anyone else?
     
  5. Supertiger

    Supertiger LawnSite Member
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    50 dollars hour for me and 40 for each employee on the job. and i pay the employee 10.00 hour.
     
  6. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
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    i charge $65.00 an hour, 2 man crew
     
  7. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do you guys charge the same hourly rate no matter what you mow with, or do you charge differant for w/b verses a ride on? What do you mow with by the way.Also , are you talking about resd. or comm. cuts?
    Thanks,
    Jayd
     
  8. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do you pay cash or is it full time empl.?
     
  9. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Even if it only takes 20 min. to cut?
     
  10. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i dont mow. i do landscaping and landscape maintenance, not lawn maintenance. but yes even if a visit takes only 20 minutes. i will not even startup the truck for less than $90, but generally i can find 2hrs worth of stuff that needs to be done in anyones yard. i do all the stuff the lawn guys dont want to do so if youre in the mid-mich area and hate to pull weeds send your customers my way!
     

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