Pay should be roughly 40 percent of the labor rate of any given area. Employers to often look at the gross receipts generated by the employee and then complain about the net into their own pockets. Employers should shoot for a 30 percent profit off of any given employee. So 40 to the employee, 30 to the employer, 30 to overhead which if you run more than 22-25 percent your incompetent, unorganized, or doing something else wrong.
and remember, were only talking labor not parts and the parts is what helps pad the margin.
Personally, I currently am paid 44+ an hour, my gross income is 120,000 per year counting bonuses and profit sharing not including insurance etc.
I generate about 100,000 in profit for my employer per year in his pocket after all expenses.
My employer has a happy employee, who will work well and not complain and do his customers right.
My employer has a happy customer because his employee treats him right because he's happy.
customer is always number two
the employee is always number one.
reason being is without a happy number one employee you'll never have a happy number two customer.
take er easy.