That sounds about right. I used to provide my students with a page of business taxes, government regulations that we voted for, insurances, and all the other expenses including all the freebies they give away. After looking at that double column, tiny font, full-page list, it is really hard to figure out how they can manage to stay in business when charging only $100.00 per hour. Other businesses face the same handicaps placed on them by various government agencies, but not nearly to the extent the automotive industry has to deal with. You and I pay for it in the long run.
I can still remember, when working at a very nice family-owned Chrysler dealership in the '90s, we were charging just under $60.00 per hour, and we were amazed to hear the local Goodyear store was charging $75.00 per hour. They were the highest in the city. Today most shops are charging around $100.00 to $110.0 per hour, but that varies a lot in different parts of the country.
Sunday, April 26th, 2020 AT 12:43 PM