Hourly Labor Rate Fro Maintenance

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by creatived, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. creatived

    creatived LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    I bill my guys at $35.00 per hour in two or three man crews to cover the truck. I am pushing this more toward $40.00.

    I would like to get more but I don't think the market will bear it in Texas but that is Texas.

    I have a guy on my crew from MD and he made $18.00 per hour. I can only pay him 11. He is happy to have it because he was making 8 with another Texas company.
  3. ccoolscrib

    ccoolscrib LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Our labor rate is $38.00 per man hour. We do not have anyone that say anything, and all work other then mowing and mulching is done hourly. I am thinking of making our commercial labor rate $39.50 per hour, and our residential rate $45.00 per hour. Was wondering if anyone had any comments on this topic. We already are charging $42.00 per man hour for snow removal. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I couldn't keep the lights on at 30 bucks an hour. My foremen run me $25 an hour alone and $21 for help.
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    It's going to depend on the area. With the prices around me, I would only work for $30 an hour if there was a bad droubt and this was the nly money I could get. I'm charging $40-$45 an hour depending on the job. Next year, that rate will be going up!
  6. andrewcarrigan

    andrewcarrigan LawnSite Member
    from alberta
    Messages: 30

    why are people scared to charge more?? stop working for nothing and start charging more!!!!! we charge 65.00 an hour and the other guys by me are doing the same work for only 30-35.00 an hour ,and im just as busy as they are and make twice the revenue. people might ask why u charge more i say cause we do the job better and u have no worries of us getting the job done right.sell youur self. dont be scared to make money
  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    30 to over 40.............
  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    well he can either afford to have the work done or he can't
  9. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    Do you have any pics of what 800 man hrs of work looks like? That = 5 months of work for one person plus overhead.
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    I just noitced this is a old thred..........

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