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How much % should employees cost per crew for mowing.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by privatelawn, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. privatelawn

    privatelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Searched but could not come up with enough info...

    Im looking at about 50% spent on employee pay/workmans comp of gross.
    How is that on average? High? Low?
  2. AGLawnCare

    AGLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    That sounds very high we have 10 guys. Lawn and landscape design install.
    Lawn crews are 30 - 35 %, install guys 25 - 30%
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    that is high, but not super high, especially if that includes YOUR pay.
  4. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Your correct my friend your labor burden should be 40 -50% once you add in your insurance and taxes for maintenance. Landscaping should be a little less 30 to 40%

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