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4.19 Industry Payroll for Target Market Analysis

The Industry payroll analysis for landscape contractors in Allegheny County has three sections

The first part analyzes the total annual payroll for all landscape contractor establishments in Allegheny County over a decade.The second part looks at the total number of paid employees working in landscape contractor establishments in Allegheny County over a decade.And finally, the third piece of this analysis looks at the average annual employee payroll for landscape contractors in the target market of Allegheny County.

When looking at the total annual payroll for the industry, we find that in 2004 the total payroll stood at a little over $42 million and has increased steadily over the years inspite of a slight dip during 2007 - 2008 during the great recession. In 2013 the total payroll for all employees working at landscape contractors in Allegheny County was a little over $67 million. This represents a 58% increase from 2004 and reflects the healthy demand for good employees in this competitive industry. Working for a landscape contractor is hard work and takes it toil on the human body, and that is perhaps why many folks don't gravitate towards it - all this of course means that it is harder for firms like Green Lawn Landscaping to find good dependable help.

The analysis for the total number of paid employees has been covered in the previous section that deals with establishments and employee analysis. This analysis has been repeated in the Industry payroll analysis to be able to lay the foundation down for the next critical piece of analysis - the average annual employee payroll.

The average annual employee payroll analysis for landscape contractor employees in Allegheny County shows that in 2004, the average payroll for the typical employee working at a landscape contractor in the target market was $29,336. In spite of ups and downs over the decade, we find that by the 2013 this number had grown to $39,169 which represents a 32% growth over a decade. Bottom line for Frank and Peter of Green Lawn Landscaping is that this steadily growing employee payroll cost hat to be factored into the pricing of all the services offered by the firm.

Quick Links:

  1. Go to the Corresponding Template section for this industry.
  2. Go to the Corresponding Questionnaire section for this industry.

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