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Charge per man hour

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeffhendrix, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. jeffhendrix

    jeffhendrix LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    What do you try to make per man hour on maint. jobs I try to make between 30-35.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    everyone is different it depends on how much profit each person wants to make .
  3. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    $60 to $75 per man hour, depending on what work we are doing.

  4. STLlawnboy

    STLlawnboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    Jkooper, if possible would you e-mail me, i am just getting started in the st. louis area doing landscape and have a few questions about calc. overhead cost and figuring hr. rate to charge to mow commercial, maybe you could help thanks chris
  5. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    Right now I average $53.19 per man hour. This will be raised to around $60 per man hour for the 2006 season.
  6. premierlawncare

    premierlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Are you including Driving time for you man hour rate for the day? or is at the job site. my route is tight and those numbers are still much different. I think I am averaging about $35-40 per man hour INCLUDING DRIVING, without driving it is around $55.
  7. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    We averaged $67 per man hr. last year, and have all our contracts back this year at 15% increase, so will average $75 next year. We raise prices about every 4 years, and with our quality, and the fact we work on 4 year increments with customers, this is no problem.
  8. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    minimum 50 an up like to be around that 80 mark!!
  9. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    That is without drive time. Drive time wouldn't make a difference because this is the only route I have, and the whole route milage is 2.1 miles.

    I am planning on advertising larger next year though so my route milage will go up.
  10. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    you cannott think this way...
    drive time DOES matter...it has to be figured into the cost recovery formula.
    there is a difference on what you CHARGE per hour and what you MAKE per hour.

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