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Landscape helpers? How Much?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    What do you guys charge your customers per man for labor? I talked to someone in my area and he claims 45.00 per man hour for labor alone!
  2. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    I usually get around 60 for maintenance and 80 for landscaping.

    Depending on your experience and background you can charge more :)

    I use to charge 45-50, but I dont do that anymore. I charge 60 now and its been working..

    :rolleyes: payup :rolleyes: :waving:
  3. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    In CT $35.00 per man hour is definitely a minimum for a landscape company. Most companies are $50.00 per man hour or more.
  4. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    $50 for me and $25 for each addition guy. Today I had two helpers. $100 per hour for 9 hours. Not to bad.
  5. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    I charge min of $ 65 or more per hour depending on job.
  6. Andyinchville2

    Andyinchville2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    For general labor without power tools we charge $25/man hr....
  7. Ken Kesey

    Ken Kesey LawnSite Member
    from Here
    Messages: 114

    Depends on your overhead and desired profit.

    Never go by what anyone else charges because they have different costs than you thus charge a different price.
  8. absolutelawnman

    absolutelawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    A very large company here charges $70/3 man crew for bed maintinance and ground preparation. The landscaping is done at 3 times the cost of materials. However, his labor for employees is $6.50 an hour, highest paid employee is $11 and has worked for him for 7 years, part of the H2b program.
  9. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    I've had several landscaping jobs before and I've charged $75-$90 depending on the job.. ie) sod installation, walkways, patios, retaining walls.

    I pay my guys AT LEAST $11 - $13/h.. I mean, comon you gotta be pay them decent inorder to get the work done.. SO FAR these guys are very good and I'm happy..Thats $11-13CDN :p

    As far as maintenance goes, I get $60-70 per hour for 2 man crew or by myself.. I usually bring a 2nd person in to make the job easier! I dont mind making 45-50 or even 40/h with the extra help, its worth it!

    :cool2: :cool2: :cool2:

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