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empoyee costs

Discussion in 'Employment' started by precision cut, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. precision cut

    precision cut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    what dose it cost to hire an employee in landscaping? after their wage
     
  2. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 681

    A lot depends on your worker comp rates and such, but a general rule of thumb can be 1.35x their salary.
     
  3. precision cut

    precision cut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    thanks i was wondering never hired anyone before and didn't know what it would really cost
     
  4. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 681

    If you need to hire and don't know how to go about it paychex is a great resource. They will do all worker comp, payroll, and taxes for you.
     
  5. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    newtostone is about right with that figure of 1.35x their pay to cover taxes and insurances. That doesn't take into account for any benefits you may give the employee. Also you general liability insurance will more than likely go up once you go from solo to employees. if he is going to be driving company vehicles at all then your commercial auto policy may go up as well
     

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