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what do i charge as a sub? hourly that is

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by maxmw28, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. maxmw28

    maxmw28 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hey whats up,
    Im up here in Alaska, and I need to know what to charge an established plowing contractor for plowing services. Whats a fair price to charge for an hourly rate? I do a good job, and have good equipemnt,
    Im new to the biz, and I can already tell this guy thinks im a *******. I dont want to rip him off, and i dont want him to rip me off, whats a fair price, per hour, to charge????
    I REALLY appreciate any insight y'all can give me!!!!! He wants to give me $37/hour, but i think thats BS
    PLEASE help me! THANKS everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    -Max
     
  2. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Id say closer to $80-$100/hr but i dont know your market.
     
  3. fairrpe86

    fairrpe86 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Like wewillie said its hard to say due to not knowing your specific market. Plow trucks here in the Denver metro area that are subbing tend to make between $55-75 an hour depending on what setup you have, if you have your own insurance, who you are working for, etc,etc. Thats just what I have seen from my own experience, maybe do a search for others from Alaska and see if they can give you some better input.
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,305

    Every market is going to be different. It's getting hard to get $65/hr here, from what I hear subs are getting around $40/hr. By the sounds of it you might be close to our prices.
     
  5. Rain Man

    Rain Man Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    I would not get out of bead for $37 an hr.
     
  6. snowdreaming

    snowdreaming Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 45

    For 8 hours of work at $37 you would make only $296. Gas would probably cost you $30-$50 if you worked non stop. Sometime over the year you could need a repair that would cost close to $1000 if not more. Plus if you had insurance you'd average over $300 per month during the winter months.