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Question DetailsAsked on 8/30/2012

How much should a roofer charge per hour for labor in Alameda county CA.?

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Well let's see, if you pay your roofer $20 an hour (which is what a skilled roofer deserves) that's just the base. Then you have taxes, FICA, FUDA SUDA, that's about 10% of pay roll, so now $22 an hour. You have General Liability, that's about 19% of pay roll, so now $25.80. Then workman's compensation, about 30% of payroll, about $31.80 now. According to the NRCA a vehicle operational costs is about $150 a day or $18.75 an hour, not counting tools and equipment, so we are at least $50.55 now and that's just break even and doesn't even include any employee benefits like health insurance, 401k, life insurance, etc...

In my opinion, Anything less than $70 an hour is just not enough. Here in Chicago I charge $80, and the union companies charge $120, and the scab hack morons charge $40. But the morons charging $40 are cheating their insurance, cheating their taxes, have no idea what a benefit is, don't realize their truck costs them money, and in most cases would be better off closing their so called business and going to work for someone else.

Answered 7 years ago by ReliableAmericanRoof

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