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Question DetailsAsked on 3/11/2017

what is the average hourly rate for plumbers in Princeton, NJ

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I could not find exact quotes for your specific area, but I would expect probably in the $125-150/hour range, with similar minimum service call charge. Be sure to ask if the minimum charge includes 1/2 or 1 or zero hours of work - back east, especially around NY, NJ, MA, eastern PA areas, in strong union areas sometimes they charge a $50-125 "service callout fee" which just gets them there, and pays for zero time or maybe only up to 15 minutes of diagnosis - then they start charging the $125-300/hour labor charge (Much more during off-work hours and weekends/holidays). Others are more normal - the callout charge may include up to 1/2 or 1 hour of diagnosis and repair work.

Also - ask how they charge - generally by 15 minute increments used to be the standard, but now some repair people charge by 1/2 or 1 hour increments,, and not rounded off either - get 1 minute into the next increment and some will charge the full additional increment of time.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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