Most of my work so far has been either mowing or other related maintenance, and I simply charged the same rate for man hours that I would to cover the use of the mowers. My theory being that it was the same amount that I would be making if I were mowing instead of doing a manual labor. As my business grows I feel that theory doesn't hold up any more. At the factory that I work at, I found out that they are charging our customers $54 per man hour with a starting wage of appr. $9.00. It seems to me that my business is no less important than theirs, so why shouldn't I do the same? Question is, how do you figure/charge for man hours? Obviously there is overhead costs etc., what is your formula for making a profit from your employees man hours?