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hourly rate?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by rickman, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. rickman

    rickman LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 29

    I know it is different depending on area etc etc. but I was just curious what people charge,so I could find a good starting point.Thanks for any input :waving:
  2. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    Around here $25-$40 per man hour.
  3. rickman

    rickman LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 29

    thanks, help me out based on your area rate... say 2 men are doing mowing,and its going to take them 1 hour total for them to finish.What would you charge?

    sounds like we're in math class :D
  4. Tn Lawn Man

    Tn Lawn Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    Here no less than $50 a man hour...average $60....and sometime more...depends.

    To answer your question.....two guys mowing takes 1 hour total to do a job then it is a $100 job.
  5. rickman

    rickman LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 29

    ok thanks I was just making sure I was hearing it right,and then it made sence!

    If I mowed it in 2 hours (myself) it would be $100. at (50. bucks and hour) and that time cut in half with 2 people is still $100.
    I had a brain cramp :rolleyes: :p

    Im in Maine and trying to figure what to charge (reasonably) without hurting
    myself money wise.
    thanks guys
  6. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Hourly?? Hmm... I shoot for $130.00 - $150.00 per man hour (before materials). Sometimes have a good day at $200.00 per hour. payup

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