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A hourly contractor invoice is a form designed for a person, who was hired on a per-contract basis, to list charges and/or services that they have performed with the purpose of collecting payment. This invoice should be used by contractors paid on an hourly basis.

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Hourly Contractor

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.

Contractor Hourly Rate

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.

How Many Hours Can a Contractor Work?

There is no limit on the number of hours a contractor can work due to them technically being considered as their own boss. However, when hiring a contractor and creating a schedule, the hours should be reasonable. The aim is to follow the standard hourly work structure as closely as possible, which is:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8 Hours per day
  • 40 Hours per week