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Rate for shovelers

Discussion in 'Employment' started by ServiceOnSite, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    what is the going rate for just shovelers?? we have a crew of guys that are getting 12 an hour from one of the contractors i work with. is thisan ok rate or not enough. i know its not skilled labor but it does suck being out in the cold all the time???
     
  2. captfudd

    captfudd Member
    Messages: 88

    I am paying my guys between $11 & $15 depending on how many years they have been with me
     
  3. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    seems fair
     
  4. Pay between 10 and 15.
    Here's a great idea( in my mind)
    we call roofers. They have hard working crews, and guess what? They can't work on the roofs during a snowfall! They usually get a day or two off. You might be able to work a deal with the roofing company. It helps them to give their guys hours when winters are generally slower!

    Steve Hoogenakker
     
  5. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 890

    tymusic
    Well I probably pay too much but $18+ an hr seems fair for 20+ hrs in gross weather plus they seem eager for the work. I only know that I wouldn't do it for 10-12 an hr :nono:
     
  6. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    have been paid $22 an hour here
     
  7. dunlaps lawncare

    dunlaps lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    $10 to $12 a hour
     
  8. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Im paying 2 guys here, to snowblow $20 bux and hour, some tell me thats an awesome price, others tell me Im too cheap
     
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,536

    20 is perfect for our area. we give mexicos 15
     
  10. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    You Iceyman, go easy on that $15 stuff. I give my 36 Mexicans $8.5 an hour, if they see your post they might want a raise!! :eek:
     
  11. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    What are you trying to do make them kings back home?
     
  12. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Wow that 05' shovel must showing it's age. Hopefully the note's paid off soon so you can get a new one! :salute:
     
  13. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I pay no less than $15 for shovelers, 17.50 for drivers and 20.00 for foreman.....dont worry though, they all still ***** and think they are worth $500 a storm.
     
  14. lmarine

    lmarine Member
    Messages: 35

    well two $13 an hour guys did not show up for the new years day shoveling but the $17 all there Hmmm ....
     
  15. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    You guys are hilarious........You pay them less for the same work, but if they were to undercut you on their own, you would cry like babies.........:cry::cry:

     
  16. Snowguy01

    Snowguy01 Senior Member
    from Erie
    Messages: 141

    I pay no less that 20 per hour
     
  17. amendoza83

    amendoza83 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I PAY MY MEXICAN LABORERS $20 BUCKS AN HOUR AND MY MEXICAN FOREMEN $30....... GEEZ I WONDER HOW MANY WHITE GUYS GO OUT FOR $8.50 AN HOUR? AND IF YOUR NOT NATIVE AMERICAN THEN YOUR AN IMMIGRANT JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DONT TRY TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK BETTER THEN ANYONE ELSE WE ARE ALL THE SAME.

    :angry::angry::angry::angry
     
  18. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    I pay all my guys $20 hr. Shovelers, truck drivers, skidloader and wheel loader drivers. Never have a problem getting guys (or girls) to work for me. Will pay them when the work is finished or at the end of each week. Now, for my customers to pay our snow removal bills, that's a different story.
     
  19. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I second that, you just give them a reason to go and get their own work.
     
  20. karol

    karol Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Shovelers

    Once a shoveler always a shoveler. Pay them well. There hard to find and keep. Maybe we should breed the good ones and open up a shovelers kennel.