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ICAN/ATEX: How do I determine hourly wages?

March 20, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Wednesday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

How much should I charge per square foot to do vacuuming of an apartment building?

Also, I am considering doing it myself as the owner of a start up cleaning company, but if I do get some help, what would be an appropriate hourly wage to offer?

Wednesday’s Answer:

That all depends on what you are using to vacuum.

A 12-inch upright will take about 27 minutes to cover 1.000 sq. ft. while a backpack with a 16-inch carpet tool on the wand can do the same in about eight minutes.

What are you going to put on the job?

As far as wages, you probably need to pay  … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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