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Old 06-27-2020, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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I got a quote to mow grass, for fire prevention purpose (as opposed to beautifying the hosue). I haven't asked estimated hours yet; this hourly rate already pauses me. Is that a normal price range for mowing grass these days? This is around Albion CA.

$45/hr = $90K annual salary... It seems just yesterday that hourly workers were fighting for living wage.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:08 AM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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$45/hr (billing rate) = $90K annual salary...
Does it? Does it work out that way with whatever it is that YOU do?
It has never been that way for me anywhere I've worked or owned.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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I can only give the costs for what I pay in NE Florida. 3/4 acre mowing, edging, blowing $50. Takes the crew of 2-3 about 20 minutes.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:18 AM
 
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I got a quote to mow grass, for fire prevention purpose (as opposed to beautifying the hosue). I haven't asked estimated hours yet; this hourly rate already pauses me. Is that a normal price range for mowing grass these days? This is around Albion CA.

$45/hr = $90K annual salary... It seems just yesterday that hourly workers were fighting for living wage.
Would you do it for that?
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Like Mawi, I can only tell you what the charges are around here:

$59. Little over half an acre lot. Lots of edging, which I hate to do. So that's mowing, edging, blowing. Takes 2-3 guys about 30 to 45 minutes. It's a little hard to tell though because they tend to do three lawns in a row and ours is in the middle so they're not in our yard constantly.

Our previous yard was a bit smaller and didn't have the same amount of edging and it cost $50 to do.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:35 AM
 
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Your mower and gas? You dump the clippings? Assume they don’t need a landscape truck and equipment.
If you are just paying for a single hourly worker than it may be high.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:38 AM
 
Location: NC
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Remember that includes the cost of the equipment. Plus the time and truck it takes to go to your property. Plus their own health insurance.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Huntsville Area
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You forget about their travel time to and from your place.

With a good zero turn mower, they can cut a 1 acre yard in 1/2 hour.

I cannot get over people not doing their own grass cutting if they're physically capable. My commercial zero turn mower cuts 100% of my yard, and it's just great fun riding it.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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Does it? Does it work out that way with whatever it is that YOU do?
It has never been that way for me anywhere I've worked or owned.
Not sure of you are asking about the math or is it a rhetorical question. But here is my calculation:

An office worker works 40 hours a week. There are 52 weeks a year, so that's 52X40=2080 hours. For simplicity we usually just use 2000 to do the conversion.

This means, a McDonald's hourly worker who gets paid $15/hr, is equivalent to an annual salary of 15X2000=30K.

On the reverse, someone making $100K annually salary, is making a $100,000/2000=$50/hr hourly wage.

This lawn mower's requested rate is equivalent to 45X2000=$90K salary if he/she works a full 2000 hours a year like an office worker.
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Old 06-27-2020, 08:36 AM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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Not sure of ... if he/she works a full 2000 hours a year like an office worker.
Keep following the accounting logic.
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