Estimate the amount of hours it will take to complete the job, and **multiply that by the amount you need to charge per hour** (such as $35 per hour). Add the cost of the materials, and multiply this number by 15 percent. To get the total amount, add the cost of materials and the amount you are charging for labor.

### How do you charge for carpentry?

It typically costs **between $35 and $100 per hour** to hire a carpenter, or between $250 and $850 per project. The more advanced the job, the more it costs. For example: homeowners can expect to pay as little as $100 for door repair, while framing a house costs about $3,500, including the cost of labor and materials.

### How do you calculate labor cost in carpentry?

Calculate your labor cost by **estimating how many hours the job will take you in total and then multiplying that number of hours by your hourly rate**. This is the preferred method because it assures you receive compensation for your work.

#### Calculate Quantity of Materials

It’s easy to figure out – simply take the total amount of square feet that were measured for the project, **then divide the total amount of square feet by the coverage rate of the material**.

#### Does labor cost more than materials?

Because **labor costs are more flexible than material costs**, when budget cuts become necessary labor is often targeted first.

**The Significance of Labor Cost**

Typically, labor cost percentages average **20 to 35 percent of gross sales**. Appropriate percentages vary by industry, A service business might have an employee percentage of 50 percent or more, but a manufacturer will usually need to keep the figure under 30 percent.

### How do you estimate materials?

The most common method of estimating materials is **based on the square footage of the area to be installed**. This is easily determined by multiplying the length of the slab by the width. For example, a project measuring 30 x 30 feet would equal 900 square feet.

### How do you calculate materials?

To calculate the quantities of materials, you need to **multiply the total centre line length with breadth and depth of the construction**. The centre line length will be reduced by half of breadth of every junction where the main wall is joined with the cross walls, partitions or verandah.

### Do contractors mark up labor?

Most general contractors are looking at about a 35% margin and so they need to a **mark-up of 54%**, or 1.54. Subs can often get a profit margin of 50%, so they need a mark-up of 100% or 2x, as the table on the right makes clear.

#### How do contractors determine cost?

It is the amount **a business charges above their direct cost**. … If your contractor has a 1.50 markup (which is reasonable for a remodeling contractor), that means that if the estimated cost for a job is $10,000, they’ll multiply the $10,000 x 1.50 and arrive at a $15,000 sales price.