Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-10-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 23
Share |
Default

Sub Fee


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.

TlTaylor is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 6,804
Default

Sub Fee


Well.....lot of factors.....how good are you and what part of the country are you in?

All to often, people think they are worth more than they are.....

If you really think your underpaid....get another job.....when you give your notice, you will find out what your boss really thinks....if he does not counter offer....your lucky you got another job.

__________________
"The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now  
Old 10-10-2011, 09:05 PM   #3
I'm Your Huckleberry
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,556
Default

Sub Fee


Look down below in the off topic section. The guy started the same thread down there and it took off.
Doc Holliday is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
jschaben
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
Posts: 587
Default

Sub Fee


Quote:
Originally Posted by TlTaylor View Post
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
__________________
John Schaben

"Where all think alike, no one is thinking very much"
jschaben is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 09:48 PM   #5
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 9,649
Default

Sub Fee


DUPLICATE POST

Subcontractors fee
Bud Cline is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 09:59 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,384
Default

Sub Fee


Maintain only one discussion on the same topic please.

This one is Closed.

See the other link posted earlier.

Ed

Ed the Roofer is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.