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Old 10-29-2017, 11:51 AM   #1
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Pricing Jobs Either By Hour Or The Job


I have been doing electrical work for over 30 years but have been at the mercy of a GC Have since went away from that and would like to inquire about either the best software available or opinions from other professionals in the electrical field I am in a small town and rural area and don't want to over charge but also realize my license is worth something.

thank you for any help

sorry if didn't make sense its all about whats fair to charge

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Old 10-29-2017, 01:08 PM   #2
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Look at all your overhead and figure out what you have to charge to make the money you want.

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Seems to me after 30 years you would have an idea of how much to charge.
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$1,100/ hour +Paid Vacations/ Holidays. Sign here, please.

Seriously though, no one can tell you how much to charge. We can give you a general industry standard but every business and location is different. I can "probably" wire a house in 5 days, it may take you 10 days. I can charge more per hour because I can do it twice as fast.

Just say I charge $100/ hour and it takes me 40 hours. I charge $4,000
You charge $50/ hour and it takes you 80 hours. You charge $4,000

Find the going rate of the job and find your hourly wage. Every job will be different and no "professional" will charge a flat hourly wage that will be the same on every job. You'll run into problems if you do.
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