Were not sure just how to go about paying him and just how to
set this up.
I have six goldsmiths in my shop, two are part-time. Basic
sizing and repair people make about $10.00 per hour. Sizing,
repair, moderatly difficult fabrication, simple setting make
about $12.00 per hour. More complicated fabrication, wax carving,
setting all but fancies make about $14.00-$15.00 per hour. People
who can do almost anything $17.00-$20.00 per hour. All get
vacation and health insurance, plus other perks. Not everyone
fits neatly into the listed catagories. Hope this helps. The
other option is to have him bill you for his work. I would not
ever do that personally.