How much to pay?

Discussion in 'Employment' started by Coumbe, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Coumbe

    Coumbe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    I will be needing a driver and a helper pretty soon in the Conroe Texas area, what do you think hourly rate should be for each?
     
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Drivers typically get 10 to 11 but start them off for less then give him a bump after 90 days.

    Helps are a lot less maybe 8 to start.

    This is assuming they are legal and you are not paying cash.
     
  3. Coumbe

    Coumbe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    It will be totally legal I don't want to go the other way. I have never employed anyone before is there a formula to figure out what taxes to pay/withhold? What all do I need to keep track of? Or do I just need to pay to talk with a CPA or something? Any help is appreciated.
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    You can add up the Futa / Suta / WC / SSI Matching and GL.
    I think this alone is around 25%.

    I also give my guys time off, uniforms and a few other little perks.

    I use a 1.45 multiplier to be on the safe side.
     

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