manhours?

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

1. jmleaverLawnSite Memberfrom NHMessages: 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. krisLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom nowhereMessages: 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. LawnLadLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Cleveland, OhioMessages: 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