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What is the difference between the Billing rate and the Burden rate in Employee Timecard reporting?

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The bill rate is the amount that your company will pay to a staffing agency, per hour, for both their services as well as the services of a contingent worker. The bill rate is simple, and is a combination of both the pay rate and the markup.

Calculating the labor burden rate allows construction companies to accurately bid on projects. Employers can pay 30, 40 and even 50% of an employee’s hourly wage in indirect costs. It is interesting to note that for a union contractor, the labor burden rate for employee costs ranges from 60 to 70%.

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