The hourly billing invoice is used when paying for a service on a per hour basis. Companies that charge customers hourly for their services will use this invoice to request payment at the end of a billing cycle that includes calculating all hours worked.
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Two of the most common services that are paid for on an hourly basis are CPAs and attorneys. Both are expensive services, and to limit costs, most customers prefer to pay on an hourly basis.
A certified public accountant is someone who helps others with calculating their taxes. Filing taxes is a huge responsibility and should not be taken lightly. However, since filing only happens once per year (April 15th) for most people, a CPA is hired on a per-hour basis to complete a filing.
- Hourly Rate: $34.40/hour (source: BLS)
Depending on the type of attorney, expensive bills can rack up quickly. Attorneys typically charge a retainer fee, which is a deposit to ensure the client can make payments. If not charging per hour, attorneys will take a case and work on contingency (when an attorney takes a percentage of the money awarded to their client after winning a case).
- Hourly Rate: $59.11/hour (source: BLS)
An hourly pay calculator can be handy when calculating the hourly pay multiplied by the number of hours worked.
To find out the hourly pay of someone making $50,000 per year working 40 hours per week, equating to $24.04 ($50,000 divided by 52 weeks, then divided by 40 hours). The following calculators are helpful for business owners when calculating an employee’s paycheck and having to factor in state taxes.