Originally Posted by TlTaylor
I am interested in what everyone thinks a subcontractor that can frame, hang rock, tape, paint, do electrical and light plumbing, roofing and finish work is worth an hour? I have been doing this for 12 years and we do everything even concrete. I don't believe I am being paid a fair amount. I also believe the contractor that uses me still makes money off me which is frustrating. Please let me know what you guys and girls think. Thanks.
Kind of an interesting question. Each discipline requires a different skill set and there are many levels of expertise in each set. Toss the local market into the equation and I'm not sure anyone can come up with a definitive number for you. For instance, before I retired I was in design work at $28/hr. After I retired, I took a part time job in a maintenance department at a local office building for $10/hr. Local market won't stand for $30/hr janitors. A couple of disciplines you mentioned also require licensing; plumbing and electrician work. If you are a licensed electrician, you should be getting the going rate for licensed electricians for doing electrical work
, but not for hanging drywall. JMHO