man hours

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bettergrass, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. bettergrass

    bettergrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    what are the main thing to consider when you are trying to figure out your price for a man hour. I have decided to change my pricing method to this since i was just using a price based on sq ft of the lawn. But now that i have decided to change it i have had about 2 sleepless nights trying to figure out and right down and of the expenses i have that i should take into consideration

    Right now i have

    Equipment fuel
    equipment usage
    misc expenses
    General Profit

    and on top of that for every job i automaticly add about $3.00 for transportation fuel

    any pro's want to help me?? I'd appreciate it
  2. gr8cutter

    gr8cutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    We calculate ours at $30 a man hour for lawn care. $35 for landscaping. This includes everything. We would like to charge more but this is the going rate for everyone that is reputable in our area.
  3. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    Now for the big one, how many hours per job.
  4. bettergrass

    bettergrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    i usually do a job in about .25 or .5 hours
  5. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    you may need to throw advertising into that mix of expenses...What about phone bill..I add one hundred dollars per month for misc. operating costs and go from there.


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