Labor Percentage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowmyyard, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. Mowmyyard

    Mowmyyard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    I was wondering what labor runs for some other LCO's ( who have employees)? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Steve
    Professional Edge Mowing Services
     
  2. ADMowing

    ADMowing LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 175

    Steve -- we don't have employees so we're unable to help you out! I'm interested to hear what others have to say about this too! We may hire in the future.

    A & D
     
  3. swn

    swn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    I pay $7/hour
     
  4. wilawns

    wilawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    i think what he is trying to say is how much of your income goes to them

    you would take what you have to pay your employees for a job divided by what you got paid for the job

    im solo so i dont know what a common percent is but i know in the resturant industry its about 25-30%
     
  5. $9 to $18 an hour

    Labor generaly runs aprox 40% of your income.
     
  6. Mowmyyard

    Mowmyyard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Thanks,

    I enjoy reading what others are saying. I run in the 30- 40 range. Like to see if there is an average for certain area's.
     
  7. Guardian

    Guardian LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 269

    On a two man crew grossing an average of $2300/wk, payroll is appx. $750. -So that would be a little over 32%.
     
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I pay $15 to $20 per hour and it is approximately 20-25% of our Gross Income. I know that sounds like a lot, but I do not care for call backs or complaints so I pay well...especially in the evening hours when i am relaxing.

    Now, leave me alone please, LOL
     
  9. Then add workmens comp and matching their taxes and you have about 42%
     
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Hummmm...

    ...good point LGF, I was not taking into consideration taxes and WC when i answered this.

    Would you ever consider being my accountant on the side? LOL

    r
     

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