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Old 10-29-2017, 10:51 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.

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

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Old 10-29-2017, 12:08 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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