Cost of an employee?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Lawn-Scapes, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    What can I expect it to cost me (approx) per week (other than salary) for an employee?

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  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Depends on how much damage the employe does. Mondays and Fridays are the worst.........

    Gene
     
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Okay.. :p

    What about workmans comp and whatever else I am not aware of.. being solo and never having employees before.

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  4. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    It varies from state to state, however you can figure (as a rule of thumb) 30-35% on top of the wage you pay for all the mandatory "fringes" (WC, payroll taxes, unemployment taxes, etc).

    Health Insurance (if you go that route) would cost in the area of $400 per month, employee only. $640 per month family (again, just estimates, not gospel).

    Then there is the cost to outfit the employee (and not just uniforms)..... tools on the job (even if you have them there is a replacement cost), the cost to do up their paycheck, file the reports, keep records, etc. A nebulous number, but a cost factor just the same.

    Safest route is to as whomever does your taxes. An accountant or payroll service should be able to tell you to the exact percentage add-on.
     
  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Thank you for the info John.
     
  6. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    See, THAT is why I read this board.
     

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