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I'm sure this has been asked many times prior but do to my ignorance in learning how to search this site I have to ask it again.
I have a T&M job. Its work only a highly skilled carpenter can preform. It's outside repairing a very large deck. Having to work with the Building Inspector and running out to buy required materials. I might add I have my 8x12 work trail on the site for tool and hardware storage.
The work is in an upscale area in the suburbs of Philly. How much can I expect to charge without cheating me or my client??

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If you are not on a total bid, then T&M needs to include your time and expenses.

T&M typically can run 10% to 20%....or whatever is negotiated. As a GC, I add mileage, off site time if it is excessive (like meeting with a designer or architect for more then an hour) and time working on the project. I do not charge for time on the phone, or my phone bill.
 

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If you are not on a total bid, then T&M needs to include your time and expenses.

T&M typically can run 10% to 20%....or whatever is negotiated. As a GC, I add mileage, off site time if it is excessive (like meeting with a designer or architect for more then an hour) and time working on the project. I do not charge for time on the phone, or my phone bill.
Thanks for the infomation, very helpfull, but I wish someone would SHOW ME THE MONEY!
 

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You want to know how much an hour you should be charging?

Here are a couple of guidlines you might use.

What is the union rate for a carpenter in your area? here it's $32.50

What is the public rate for a carpenter in your area? here it's $22.00

What are your overhead costs?

As a general rule of thumb, take the hourly rate and double it. eg. take the 22x2= $44/hr
 

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