Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jmleaver, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. jmleaver

    jmleaver LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 18

    Hey guys.. Feeling a little stress. I am trying to figure out a good hourly rate. I am wondering if you guys can help me clarify hourly rate.

    As an industry we estimate per man-hour. So correct me if I am wrong, but if I estimate a job to take 8 hours that 8 hours are then divided by the number of guys working?

    So it would be for 2 guys it would be 4 hours per each

    But then if say my rate were $40.00 per man-hour would my rate be actually $80 per clock hour?

    Or would it be 40.00 per clock hour?

    So If I am working with them do I charge the same rate even though I am making money off them?

    Can you guys help me with this situation...Thanks
  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Ok, I'm not sure I understand this part of your statement.

    In the example you used then yes it would be $80 per clock hour. 2 man hours per hour.

    If you were there working also then the 3 of you would be putting in 3 man hours per clock hour or $120 per clock hour.
  3. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    Time on the clock x number of men x hourly rate.

    8:00 am to 11:00 am = 3 hours
    x 4 men = 12 man hours
    x $40.00 per man hour = $480.00

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