I was going over my costs and figured I need to make $49.80 per hour with no employees and paying myself. I was thinking, "Gee, I would have to charge double that if I hired just one employee." I have seen many people on here claim they charge their hourly rate for each man on the job to figure a "per man hour" charge. It seems this may not be the correct way to keep the customer's cost down. Wouldn't you simply add the employee's hourly wage plus any other cost the employee is to the company to arrive at a "per man hour" charge? Or am I missing something? Or is the fact that the job should be getting done twice as fast allow us to double the "per man hour" charge and it will actually be the same cost to the customer...just as if One man did a job in 2 hours or 2 men did the same job in 1 hour = the same cost to the customer. If this is the case, it would appear you would make a LOT more money with even 1 employee. Would anyone like to elaborate on this subject?