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Sub pay rate?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by secret_weapon, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I have the opertunity to take on a few more conctracts, but I will need to hire a sub. Can someone give me some insight on what would be a fair payrate?
    Area is Beachwood OH

    I was thinking of offering $45-50/hr. Just plowing.

    One friend is looking for work with 7 yrs. exp.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Around the midwest subs are getting anywhere from $65-$85 an hour.
     
  3. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    My area is $70 - $85/hour
     
  4. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    No experience = 45-55
    Some experience = 55-65
    Good experience = 65-150
     
  5. Niteman9

    Niteman9 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    I get $70.00 and hour. Clock starts when I arrive at their shop until I return to their shop.
     
  6. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    If your plow is not on the ground you are still getting $70.00 an Hr?
     
  7. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Thanks guys, I think I'll offer $55 ish and see what he says, I dont want to pay too much and not make payup
     
  8. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    A meager estimation of operating costs for a subcontractor with is own truck , plow, insurance, etc is around $30-35 an hour out of pocket. That should help you figure out what's "fair" to your sub. 55's a good place to start i guess. you could have him work HIS numbers and give you a number.
     
  9. Niteman9

    Niteman9 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Yep, $70.00 an hour from the time i check in until we finish and check back in before going home.
     
  10. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    Dang I would be having guys taking the longe way back to the shop. I pay my subs from the time they sign in at the job site.
     
  11. Top Dog

    Top Dog Member
    Messages: 83

    I also pay from the time they show at shop until the time they leave the shop I feel it makes them want to get out of bed at 2 am when i call plus I am charging for that time so why not

    I am paying my subs with their tucks $115.00 and guys driving my trucks up to $75 but a new guy in one of my trucks will get $50
     
  12. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416


    WOW just shows how life is diff in other states or even towns. At $115.00hr for subs ill send you 8 trucks with drivers that have plowed for the past 5 years for me. Heck I have plowed for 17 years and I would come up for that kinda money. Im not knocking you at all just not use to seeing them #'s
     
  13. Top Dog

    Top Dog Member
    Messages: 83

    Don't tease I might take you up on it if we keep growing

    I got 107 pieces rolling as of now and still have few more good size jobs asking for our services all over DC MD VA
     
  14. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil Member
    Messages: 89

    a company in twinsburg pays subs 68 an hour!
     
  15. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,266

    I'm in too at those rates!
     
  16. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I wanted to get an idea of where to start so to speak.
    He might say "Well, I've been plowing for 7 yrs. I'm really good and want $85/hr"

    Because friends never take advantage of friends:dizzy:
     
  17. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I just got back from visiting my brother and his family in Burtonsville, Maryland. After driving through some of those streets where there are townhomes and condos, $115 ain't enough!!
     
  18. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,752

    Dang. Sometimes I hate my area. Only for a few jobs though.
     
  19. Top Dog

    Top Dog Member
    Messages: 83

    EXACTLY plus we have more attorneys then cars in this area if you get my drift but most guys in the area are paying 80-90
     
  20. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Your paying guys how much to run your trucks? :eek::dizzy: Your joking right?:jester: