[quote=labbo606]i own a supply house withe my family, would a $9.00 an hour + 9 hour over time + insurance for the worker only(not his family) would be a fair wage? take into consideration the work he does, does not need skill, but mostly lifting things, and it is not sressful. others get paid mor if they are mor skilled.
A thing is worth what a willing buyer will offer and a willing seller will accept.
Your accountant should be able to calculate your “burden rate.” That is the amount of money, expressed as a percentage you have to make over and above the salary you pay in order to make a profit. In many industries the burden rate varies from 100% to about 1,000%
So, for you to stay in business at a salary level of $9 an hour, the extra money you make from this person’s labor has to bring in somewhere between $18 and hour and $99 an hour.
If you pay more than the economic value of the labor, you will go broke. Now, since you say this is a family business, the family can choose to do that, but understand it’s charity, not business.