How much do you pay a handy man per job?

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I am hiring a handy man to make some simple repairs on a mobile home. Including installing baseboards, fixing a hole in the subfloor, installing two light fixtures, and installing carpet in the bedroom...about 120 square feet. Baseboard is about 140 linear feet. What's a fair amount to pay him?

Joe

@Jose Ramos It depends. Some pay hourly while others pay per job. I tend to pay per job which I find more motivating to get the job done. If you pay hourly, just be sure you can trust the person you hire to get the work completed in a timely manner. Your best bet would to get a few bids and opinions on what you need to get done. Hope this helps. If you'd like to learn more, I wrote a book specifically on this subject. Good luck!