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How much should one person bring in?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by pinto n mwr, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. pinto n mwr

    pinto n mwr LawnSite Senior Member
    from gr8, mn
    Messages: 422

    How much revenue should one applicator bring in, in one year? Based on a 7 month work year

    Also, how many acres should one applicator be able to handle in the same amount of time.

    I know these scenarios can are vague but lets hear some good guesstimates.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Depends on the equipment. A tech should be able to handle somewhere between 400 and 500 accounts if all the keys are in place, and the routing is done. Now, this is based on average lawns that are half acre lots - mixed with a few larger, some commercials, and some smaller ones. This is based on a 20 day work month, - giving some weekend days to rain and such. revenue? that is an unanswerable question, as there is so much difference in pricing for different areas. There are parts of this country that LITERALLY get twice the amount per ap as what we do here.
  3. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Well, let's see. I like to see $1,000/day, 4 days/week, 30 weeks=$120,000. More like $100,000 though.

    Acres? BOOM. My head just exploded.lol

    BTW, sorry about the dead cell battery. I'll call you later in the week.
  4. Frank Fescue

    Frank Fescue LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Work a month yourself, see how well you perform. If you put in a hard days work each day it's reasonable to expect everybody else to do the same.
    Adjust slightly for lawn size, Distance between stops and all. If you average in a route $900 a day, expect them to bring in $900 a day
  5. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,351

    40,000 Year Taxable INCOME per Employee/Truck in my Neck of the woods.

    So you do 100K revenue per truck/employee. How much is left after all the bills are PAID???

    If you can't make 30+% at LEAST, after all COSTS/Expenses paid, then better off being a Great Employee Yourself.


    Why kill yourself, for a smaller Net Profit......Nobody cares if you do 650K in 2007 with 15 employees, if your Taxable Income was only 60 Grand.......Do you see my points???

    Get an Accountant and a Good Business Plan.

    Learn the BUSINESS side, then go make some MONEY :)

  6. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    I am trying to put more effort into mosquito control my profit margin is 2-300 per hour if i have a tight route. In MA I can pull down over 1000.00 a day but im in a good area.
  7. pinto n mwr

    pinto n mwr LawnSite Senior Member
    from gr8, mn
    Messages: 422

    so what do you guys think of 100 or so accounts that total 250 acres. biggest site is 23 acres. Equipment is, Vicon, HPS, push spreader, 300 gal Wanner special, and a 200 gel spacesaver. 2/3 of the accounts it takes just as long to blow as it is to fertilize.
  8. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Sounds like a lot of work and a lot of equipment for one guy. Per your OP how much revenue is that?
  9. stressed

    stressed LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

  10. Frank Fescue

    Frank Fescue LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    you're going to give one guy 100 accounts to total 250 acres? hope he's being paid awfully well. i dont see how it could take just as long to blow as fertilize given the paramteres you laid out unless you're doing a god awful half arsed job.

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