I guess I am sheltered here in NE Oregon and SW Washington because mowing rates here are way lower than the rates I am seeing on here. Around here if you are at $25 per hour people think you are nuts and you will lose accounts to the scabs . If you can get $30 per hour you are making damn good money. Here are the averages around here for maintenence work (mowing, trimming, etc.) Mowing rates from LCO's - $25-30 per hour Minimum for a small lawn (under 1/2 hour)- $15 Landscapers - $35-45 per hour Minimum for a lawn - $18-20 Are there any other areas where rates are so low ?