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good rate to pay subcontractors

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by SpruceLandscape, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Hey guys, I'm trying to find out if $50-$55/hour is a competitive rate to pay a sub with at least a few years experience and reliable equipment. Is that in the ball park or am I low? Thanks.
  2. customers_snow

    customers_snow Member
    from 48843
    Messages: 38

    Rates vary all across the country. Generally speaking, areas that get higher snowfall amounts pay less $$$ per hour and those areas that get lesser amounts pay more $$$ per hour. You should be able to call around to other companies in your area to find out what the going rate is. Find a couple of companies that are looking for subs across town and pass yourself off as a sub-contractor. Ask them what they pay for a truck just like yours, or better yet, for the type of truck you are looking to hire.