In this area $75 to $90 one man and truck just to get to the front door on service call then $35 to $45 for each additional 1/2 hour. I think this is a little low due to the increasing costs of doing business in this area. I just had work done on the truck and he had a kid working on it his charge was $125 an hour and I had to bring the truck to him. Wife called for service on the stove last week and they were here 10 minutes and the bill was $140.00 no parts.
Re: Anyone charge by hour only?#28780 08/30/0307:14 AM08/30/0307:14 AM
I always advise my young apprentices to look west to the US goldfields after their training. Typically, a qualified electrician would be paid around $ 15.00, a self-employed lad might command $ 22.00 per hour. Call out fees here in the North of Ireland do not enjoy the acceptance of elsewhere but usually the charge would be $ 45.00 plus the hourly rate after the first hour.
Re: Anyone charge by hour only?#28781 08/30/0310:02 AM08/30/0310:02 AM
DUGMAZE, I would not wory about the price of the job, make sure you have good insurance in case the job goes bad. When a service installation causes damage it usually runs into the thousands or total loss, so good insurance will help limit your losses. Your insurance company will usually requires a contract with the owner.
[This message has been edited by LK (edited 08-30-2003).]
Re: Anyone charge by hour only?#28783 09/01/0301:52 PM09/01/0301:52 PM