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How much to charge for shovelers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JML, Nov 19, 2000.

  1. JML

    JML PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 70

    How much do you guys charge for shovelers? A lot of guys around here just plow and are looking to sub out shoveling and snow blowing work. How much do you get. Thanks for the input..

  2. Smither

    Smither Member
    Messages: 55

    I plow in Central Illinois. I sub myself out to somebody with their own contracts. He pays me $45 an hour to plow, and $20 an hour to shovel. He has given up most of the shoveling work this year due to the time involved with the work (gotta get the lots clear). Hope this helps.
  3. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    We charge around $30 and pay around $11,we use any where from 25 to 50 guy on a snow night.That price is only for a guy and shovel,blowers are more and tractors bring as much as pickups.Prices all are relevent to where you are and the employee base you have,we have a university that is a good place to get help.We hire alot through churches and youth groups and offer to give a dollar for every hour worked to the group, for trips and things they are planning.This is also good so that we don't get as many drunk collage student at 2 oclock on a saturday morn.
  4. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Now Digger, I've never been drunk while shoveling for you . . . except that one time I accidentally shoveled your Pastor's daughter . . . .oh never mind.
  5. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    Nice, Dino thats a little rough delete this man.Storm you keep that up and the good Lord will make sure you don't get any snow.