View Full Version : putting a guy on payroll how much does it cost you??

03-16-2011, 08:17 PM
I am thinking of adding an employee and putting him on payroll if he wants 15 an hour which is 600 a week how much do I have to contribute to ss and unemployment ??? ..so how much a week does it really cost me??

starry night
03-16-2011, 08:29 PM
Typical labor burden is 25% - 30%.

03-16-2011, 08:55 PM
so its 25% plus the 600 rite

starry night
03-16-2011, 09:28 PM
I always use the 30% figure so I figure a guy who I pay $15 is costing me $20.

03-19-2011, 12:10 AM
dont forget insurance....if he drives for you then you will need to add him to the policy too.....

and people wonder why we cant cut a 1/4 acer lot for under 50.00....

DA Quality Lawn & YS
03-19-2011, 01:03 AM
Good thread. I just went thru getting quotes for Workers Comp coverage for a part time, college kid to help me out with mowing and landscaping May thru August. Cannot find anything under $500 for a 12 month policy. Unbelievable, and this is paying the kid a total paltry wage of $2,500 or so.

03-19-2011, 10:24 AM
Dont forget:
Work comp ins.
liability ins.
payroll processing

03-19-2011, 05:42 PM
yea employees seem to cost alot of money but they will help you make more money, thats for sure thanks for all your help guys

03-19-2011, 06:07 PM
The main thing is if you can't afford the cost of the employee doing the work:

1. Your not paying yourself enough in the first place.

2. Your not charging enough for the job.
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03-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Typical labor burden is 25% - 30%.

Agree - 25% - 30%