A hourly contractor invoice is a form designed for a person, hired on a per contract basis, to list charges and/or services that they have performed with the purpose to collect payment. Use this invoice if being paid by the hour.
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Most contractors are hired on a per job basis. Rarely are contractors hired on a per hour basis but it does happen. When a contractor signs an agreement to work on a project, it’s usually in their best interest to complete the job ahead of schedule so that they can get onto their next job to make more money. If a contractor is being paid hourly, it should only be done if the contractor is providing a service based on time rather than an end product.
Hiring a contractor at an hourly rate won’t be cheap. In most cases, the work involves hard physical labor such as lifting materials. If you have ever seen someone hire a handyman, there is a good chance that the person is being paid hourly. As most employees are paid on an hourly basis, it’s important to know laws in your state regarding the hiring of a person, even if it’s a contractor, by the hour.
Service with Labor ($80 – $100) – Any heavy lifting or service that puts strain on the body will cost more money. See what your local moving companies are charging and base your pay off their prices.
Service without Labor ($20 – $50) – Depending on the skill level of the service needed, the pay should be based on what the average hourly pay is for that position but slightly higher.
There is no limit on the amount of hours a contractor can work. Because contractors are essentially their own boss, there are no state laws limiting the amount of hours a person wishes to work. However, when hiring a contractor and creating a schedule, the hours she be reasonable. The aim is to follow the standard hours of work as best as possible, which is:
- Monday – Friday
- 8 Hours per day
- 40 Hours per week