Shop Labor rates

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MowerMedic77, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    I am just trying to get a feel for the shop labor rates in different areas. I am in Sunny South Florida and my shops rate is $55.00hr and a consumables fee for certain jobs of $2.00-$4.00. I also offer an emergency repair fee of $85.00 if you want me to stop what I am doing to fix it right now, but this is mostly for show and helps quiet the I need it right now guys.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    The shop I work at is on the west coast from Gainesville, We charge $50.00 a hour with a % for shop supplies, We also have a set price for a standard tune & service starting at $29.95 plus parts for walk behinds up to $49.95 plus parts for twin cylinder commerical units. The local fire departments have #1 priority, The commercial user that bought their unit from us is #2 and the commerical user that didn't is #3. I normally charge a extra 1/4 hr. for stopping what I'm doing to start on theirs soon as they drive in the gate. A happy commercial user that buys blades, Filters ect. ALL the time and updates their unit when needed is a little more important than the homeowner that mite come in 2 or 3 times a year, But in most cases it doesn't really put them that much futher behind.
  3. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    Was any where from 45 to 65 an hr, commercial bought from the store got 1st priority, then commercial non store, the consumers
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Shops around here charge from $45-$60 hr.
  5. shsmallengines

    shsmallengines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    we get 55.00 here in mississippi
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    my part time towing job's garage shop rates are $65/hour local jd is $67/hour and the exmark dealer is $65/hour i THINK but their such @$$holes that i would never take anything there
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    The mower shop I work at charges $68 per hour.

    Average rates for the area are between $58-$76 an hour.
  8. Bigblue250

    Bigblue250 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    My Labor Rate is;
    If you watch, $75/Hr
    If you ask questions $95/Hr
    If you want to help $125/Hr
    If you worked on it before you brought it to me $250/Hr

    Service calls are automatic $125, and emergency service is $125/Hr. I am a weldor so my rates may be different than a small engine shop(much cheaper I am sure:rolleyes: ).
  9. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    thats the best and funniest rate scale ive ever seen
  10. DOLMARatOS

    DOLMARatOS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    $55.00 an hour in Northern Illinois.

    $2.00 consumables on walks, $4.00 on riders.

    Local pick-up / delivery is $45.00 round trip.

    Walk mower tune-ups $69.99 w/ tax

    Riders are billed per hour plus parts (Usually 2 hours).

    First come first serve unless it's one out our Invoiced Commercial accounts
    ($1000.00 per year minimum to get status).

    This works very well in out area. Might be too low or high in other areas.

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