Ok I just started having an employee and I started to notice something. My pricing this year is about 50 a hour. I am 10 or more per hour more than the average company in my area. Now when I work my employee on the job we make $70-$100 a hour working, but when I do the total day average its like 45-55 a hour between the 2 of us. So here is my question. I am doing a 1099 with because he actually has his own company and I pay him 12 a hour. So when I pay him I am making 32-40 a hour and with all expenses payed I am making 20-30 a hour personally. Now if I hired someone on and payed employment taxes and workman comp would this run me out of house an home? I would like someone to tell me how much more roughly I would be paying to put someone on pay roll.