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Hourly Wages

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Theshoemaker, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    Hello, i'm wandering what the hourly rate is for a plow truck. I have been sub-contracting for a local company for the past 5 or 6 years and i feel comfortable enough to try to get a few small accounts next year by myself. I know that the company i subbed for was giving me 45$/hr but i'm wandering what they must have been getting if they paid me that. So basically i neeed to know what should i charge per hour per truck on a bid. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    You live to close to me. I cant give away my secrets to bidding. Just kidding, but you have been subbing for 6 years and you have no idea what they are making per hour off of you. If you own your own company and truck you should be making at least $125 an hour. So you do 5 drives at $30 a piece in an hour that is $150. Then you have deduct gas, insurance, and any other expense you incur and that is what you make an hour.
     
  3. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    thanks!!! yea i was thinking it was at least a hundred but like i said i was a sub and i plowed at places that i couldn't even dream about getting a contract to lol (GM)