Don't knock the union. I have been a hold out for a long time. Now that I have a child and one on the way. I am now considering going union. One I don't get bennies and two some lowball ******************** that tells me one more time that 20 dollars a hour is all he can afford to pay his leads. I swear I punch him in the face. Hell some times 20 is to much.
I dont' know about you guys but 20 a hour isn't ******************** in WA.
Oh and the answer to your question of how to calculate labor is to first know what you and your guys can do in alotted time. That is how you can get a good estimate of labor. You can tell your self for days that it only take two days but that might just be a dream. you could get a book on means also but that is still some one else's estimate.
Bare labor is pretty simple - 2 guys * 16 hrs * wage = total labor
But that doesn't account for overhead, profit, FUTA, State Unemployment, Work Comp, Social Security, Medicare, GL Insurance, any benefits, etc..etc.
I've got an Excel workbook that calculates burdened wages (from current federal and MT %'s for these items) without any benefits or payroll administration I would have to charge the client 21.86 / hr if I paid someone 15 / hr.
Oops - re-read your post - 3guys instead of 2.
Reworking this burden if you want to account for 25% o&h - you're looking at 25.61 for the client and 15 for the worker.
So total labor would be 3*25.61*16 = 1230 - of course your burdens will be different depending on what your work comp, gl, and local and state tax rates are.
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