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Employee pay rate

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by MatthewG, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    I will be hiring some new employees this year, experience a must with snow plowing and running trucks etc.

    Pay rates not to exceed $15.00 an hour based on experience.

    They are running my equipment only

    To high to low?

    Any thoughts?
  2. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

  3. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    In Baltimore its any where from 12-18 an hour
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010
  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    my contractor pays his guys 18 an hour to use his trucks
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Good in my area.... shovelers are about the same also in my area
  6. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    Too low...
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    my key guys make near $20 and I've been told that's even low compared to some of my competitors. but that's also my most important guys. some of the "i just want to operate and not make any decisions" guys make less
  8. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    To low. I understand Chicago is a different market, but I'm paying $20-$30 an hour to drive one of my trucks and $65 an hour, and up, for a sub with his own truck.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010
  9. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    about right for around here our range is $13-$18/hour operating my equipment
  10. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    I'm paying $15/hr. $30/hr to drive?! I'll sell off and come drive for that rate. No headaches @ $30/hr. WOW
  11. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    WOW! Is everyone paying that in your area? Its a better deal to operate your trucks then.
  12. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Everyone? No..... As far as know, to drive somebody else's truck, average is between $15-$20 an hour. Some do pay there main driver(s), $25-$30 an hour.
  13. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Im gonna go with the $15 an hour, they will be driving, but also shoveling. When I told them part time work at $15 an hour, there was no questions asked.

    They do however have other part time jobs so it all works out.
  14. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Same pay around here. But subs get alittle more.
  15. matter

    matter Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    i pay my drivers 25, i haven't had to replace one yet, and all shovelers get 15,
  16. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    pay whatever they are worth to you. can't price good, quality help. found that out as we grew substantially over the past couple of years.
  17. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    drives start out 12-15 a hour depending on experiance. shovlers start @ 17 a hour.
  18. bterry

    bterry Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    $25 here. Not only are you paying them to work, but also to wake up in the middle of the night and go out in the worst weather of the year. Beside that, happy workers work hard and don't want to get replaced, they realize at $25 there is a bunch of replacements just waiting to take thier job.