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your hourly wage after expenses

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by scott's turf, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 949

    Do you guys keep track of your own hours worked? If so what is you average hourly wage before taxes but after expenses?

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    Sometimes we get all excited when we add up the numbers after a long day. I do too. But after you add in the hours of maintenance on equipment, phone time, sittin' on the computer, figuring out taxes, mailing invoices and bills, the dollars per hour don't seem to great anymore. I don't want to think about it right now.:cry:
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I read Matthews reponse and got a chuckle thinking about what would happen to the bottom line for us "LawnGeeks" that are continually looking for information on the net.

    If thats the case its about $2.50/hr plus tips LOL!!! Many guys take a salary just as if they were working for another company. The rest stays with the company. I hear alot of guys in our area say that when all is said and done they're about 35k for the year. Its not as glamorous as one might think. :rolleyes:

  4. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    Here is a man who now knows he has overhead. He recognizes he has non production hours spent working for no particular job, he must do it and he can't bill anyone directly for those hours.

    There for he must figure what he should earn for those hours and average them across the billable ones in the field. It's called overhead recovery and only one of many items in overhead that needs to be calculated and recovered in an organized plan.

    Harold's Rule: "Pay unto yourself as your would have others pay unto you". Or "if your don't ask for it you won't get it!"

    Plan on.

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    Now there's in idea. Let's charge them for the Lawnsite time! We'll call it Research & Development!
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Lawnsite time. If I had never found this site I would probably not be making as much, working much harder with subpar equipment, but I would be getting much more sleep.


    Ok, I'll take the profit.
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Lawngeek Yea Lawngeek Friday night 8:30 divored single man sitting at the computer. Lawngeek.

    But I added up the number of posts the 4 repliers have 4171. then I looked at now long I have been on lawnsite about a month and haft. over a hundren replies. Lawngeek yea I am a lawngeek. My hourly wage??? about a dollar, two ninty seven

    But I am a happy lawngeek
  8. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    See Ric thats the nice thing about this site for us rulers of our domain ,,,

    You can have the chilluns in bed ...
    You can have the sports channel on ...
    Chest Freezer next to your system ...

    ,,,and just sit back in a big comfy leather chair and talk shop without A..N..Y interruptions ,,,

    Cinz home gotta go
  9. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Kutnkru's whooped!:D

    "OK Honey, I'm just working on...........uh..........er..........invoices, ya, invoices." "Be right there."

  10. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    My wife hates it when I work 14 hours at work then come home and spend 2 on this site. so now,while answering the phone at work and scheduling guys and in between bids and while paying bills and all the other mumbo jumbo, I do this.

    Would hate to try and figure out an hourly wage. If I can pay my bills without truly living paycheck to paycheck and take some time off every week with the family, it really doesn't matter anyway right/

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