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Solo dudes, what can they make per day?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sedge, May 20, 2007.


Sole dudes, what do you earn in a day?

  1. $100 to $250

    14 vote(s)
  2. $200 to $350

    25 vote(s)
  3. $300 to $450

    26 vote(s)
  4. $400 to $550

    16 vote(s)
  5. $550 to $700

    10 vote(s)
  1. sedge

    sedge LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 33,564

    I thought I would start this poll to see what the "solo" guy can bring in per day on AVERAGE. Not how many lawns, as there are way to many variables to have any solid feed back.

    My guess is some where between $300 and $450 per day average for the full timers or about $2,000 per week.

    Thanx guys!
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Nah, dudes don't get much over 20 / day around here, they're about in line with amigos and homies, most of the time we throw them a 5 or a 10, couple of bucks for beer, smokes, maybe gas money. Now once you get into the upper echelon, the elite and the high class yoyo's, some do earn substantially more, 50 / day maybe 75-100.
  3. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    I can pull close to 400 in a day.
  4. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    From the wording of post #1, I assume you're looking for the maximum that is possible, not the average amount.

    The most I've made in a day is around $800 by myself. I've done this several times. But it was a 12-13 hour day. And it was summer.

    Otherwise, two grand a week is a pretty full schedule for a solo guy.

    Edit: You just edited it. Avg $350-$400 per work day in spring (6 days a week), Avg $650-$700 per work day in summer (3 long days a week)
  5. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,053

    I can bring in $300 - $450 a day. I don't always have to work a full 8hr. day and it depends what type of work it is, either mowing or landscaping. I'm solo.
  6. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Oh...well the most ive pulled in a day is 900....but this was not mowing alone...but on average in mowing...right at 400
  7. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    I did $850 in 9 hours earlier this season. It was like the perfect storm where everything just collided at once to create this great window of opportunity. I am in the $350 to $400 range now but I m hoping to bump that up in the next two or three weeks.
  8. Hermanator

    Hermanator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    So if 1 guy can bring in $300 to $450, then can 2 bring in $600 to $900?
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    NOT always true.....

    Most solo's have 1 ztr, 1 line trimmer and such.......

    it can be done but not always
  10. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    No. If one guy can bring in $400, then two guys can bring in about $600 or so. If two guys can bring in $600, then three guys can bring in something like $750.

    What I learned is, if you have a three man crew and a nine hour day ahead, and one guy doesn't show up. You can still get it all done in eleven hours or so.

    So then, why run a three man crew? Because if you run a two man crew and he doesn't show, you're screwed.

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