What is the normal take-home for a solo LCO?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AdamCByrd, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. AdamCByrd

    AdamCByrd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52


    Just want to see what ya'll think is a reasonable annual income for a solo LCO? Can you sling some numbers at me for your after tax, after expense figures?

  2. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    There is no norm.

    What you need to figure out is what you need to live off of and be comfortable. Everyone will give you a different answer for your question.
  3. kipcom

    kipcom LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 352

    Somewere in the range of -$1,000,000.00 to +$100k

    It all depends on YOU.................. :cool2:
  4. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    What!? do you think im going to tell you my big secerte!!?? I make about $50.000 and pay taxs on about $35.000. Im not a hero trying to get rich and make money all the time. I like 3 day weekends, riding my horses, camping, spending time with my girlfriend. Im not married and have no kids. Thats my story.
  5. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    12345678910111213141516171819120....now catch!

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Now all you need is the decimal point. :p
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    most solo ops net below poverty level, they just don't realize it.
  8. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    what bobbygedd said...EXACTLY!

  9. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    Could you give me % figure on the word "most"? Id like to know what reference you used when you came to that conclusion also.
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i use what i see with my own eyes, which is more accurate than a statistic. i personally know of about 5 or 6 solos, and a handful of guys with employees, who are making below poverty level, but are surviving(barely) on cash flow. i personally don't know of ANY (except a few guys on lawnsite) who are making enough money in this business to afford a future, and a decent current lifestyle.

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