cost to install baseboard

hi all i have tried to search, but i guess i am not very good at it since i can't find any info. what i am wondering is, what would someone expect to pay a handyman type person to install baseboard. i am actually installing some for a friend, but still want to get paid. the cost of the base is about $1.19 per foot for primed fingerjointed pine. I would paint it with 2 coats, cut and install (i have a nail gun and a power miter saw, and love them both), then fill the holes with wood filler, sand, caulk and touch up the filled holes. for all that, does anyone have a ball park way of estimating what a person would normally charge? i could decide my own discounting level. if you decide by saying a certain amount per foot installed, does that include filling and caulking? painting? if you know prices by separating these items, that would help even more. any help anyone might have would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance cheryl
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Handy persons in my location charge $25-45 an hour. If you give a price for the job then in my location your "contracting". That opens another can of worms.
Some might say 2 times the materials for labor. Then there is the gas issue.
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Figure $15 an hour for a handyman type, $45 to $60 for a good finish carpenter. When figuring your price, allow for what you can do in an hour compared to an experienced pro that does this every day. He may be three times faster. Of course, the finish carpenter will do just the installing and the painter will do the rest of the work.
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

ok, thanks, but how do i know how long a good finish carpenter will take? do they charge $3 per foot? or can they do a 15x24 foot room in an hour? that's what i dont know how to estimate. thanks
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shirlee wrote:

A carpenter should easily do it in an hour- unless it has quite a few corners, or curves, or if you have to scribe the BB to the floor. Usually the shoe molding hides the gap-( don't forget to factor that in)
However, I would charge for at least 4hrs (1/2 day ) for the work. It's alot of set up and clean up, and you could make better money elsewhere. I ask if they have any other little bits they would want done with the extra time.
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