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Really knowing what it costs per hr. per employee?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bunton Guy, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,917

    Have any of you guys figured what it costs you with insurance, benefits & taxes to have an employee per hour?? My current employee dosent get benefits just yet but I had heard from a past employer that I and everyone else there was costing him $37.50 per hour once all taxes & benefits were payed for each employee.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    That seems high. I run about 30% ( no Health Ins.) Thats 30%on top of pay.
    ---$10.00 pay = $13.00 to me
  3. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    I figure about 35 to 40 % on top of the wages. No benefits. That includes workman's comp. , taxes and payroll service. Matt
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    WOW $37.50 per Hour .... that would put me out of business

    My hourlies cost me $13.60 per hour with taxes n W/C
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    that seems too high to me as well.
    WE ARE OVERHEAD HEAVY and ours is only $20.00
  6. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    My costs are. L&I insurance $1.10 per hour. S.S. 8% of dollar per hour, or at $10 per hour thats 80 cents. These are the major ones. We also have to buy some safety supplies for them. Such as ear plugs, glasses, and sometimes gloves.I also supply asprin, bandaids, etc.
  7. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    thats why my employees are considered contract labor !!pay em cash an 1099 em
  8. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    earplugh, gloves, glasses should be insignificant. Thay should be what , $10.00 for 100 hrs ??
    if they loose them they buy them....
    so on a $10/hr man you're showing mabey $2.00/hr.

    so where isthe other $25.00 /hr?
  9. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Can you explain. Thanks
  10. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    That is illegal. They are not employees if you are 1099 them. You are treading on thin ice brother.

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