What do you charge per hour?

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by spitfire3416, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. spitfire3416

    spitfire3416 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    I live in NJ. Just curious what people charge and where they live.
  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    I'm in Vancouver B.C. What I do is charge 32.50 per labour hour and add a four hour
    rental fee for the power washer on top of that.

    If my machine goes down for some reason, I like the security of having a
    back-up machines rental cost covered. If I don't need it, then it's profit
    or I can apply it as an ROI- return on investment when I require a new machine .

    So, add it up....4 hours labour is $122 and the rental is 65 for four hours
    =$187 plus tax. I might charge 250 for a 4 hour job

    To answer your question I would charge $62.50 plus tax per hour to power wash.
  3. NJ Grass

    NJ Grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    I also live I'n NJ. I estimate how many hours I think the job will take and multiply that times $100. So basically $100/hour and I work very quickly. I'm very careful to inspect ALL of the job before I price it, dirtier houses take longer! I rarely get a job turned down because of my price. Fact is no home owner really wants to go rent a power washer and climb up 30 feet on a wet ladder for 4 hours. So to most of the clients I come across $400-$500 to clean their 2 story house is fair.
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  4. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    Gainesville,Ga $60.00

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