hourly pay for your employees

JML

PlowSite.com Veteran
Just wondering what some you guys pay your hourly driver/laborers/operators while doing snow removal work? thanks
 

Snoworks

Senior Member
Location
Glenview
Here is what I pay my snowplowing team.

Owner/operater w/own truck $65 - $75 hr.
Equipment operater $35 hr.
Snowplow operater $31.75 hr.
Snowplow shoveler $15.00 hr. to $20.00 hr.

I know my rates are high but its hard to find good workers now a days! CGB
 

plowed

Senior Member
Location
Newtown, CT
We pay:

Owner/Operators $65/hour w/9'+ and Sander
Owner/Operators $55/hour w/8'+
Equipment Operators $40/hour
Plow truck drivers $30/hour
Shovelers $15/hour

Hope this helps.

-John
 

landscaper3

Senior Member
Location
S. Maine
We use to pay hourly but a lack of storms may cause problems for our employees so we switched them to a salary instead! So much better.
 

Snoworks

Senior Member
Location
Glenview
HD61CUIN - Hey, I have been doing some consulting work in your neck of the woods(159th and Indiana). Are you up for buying me lunch!

CGB :drinkup:
 

HD61CUIN

Senior Member
Location
Tinley Park, IL
Over on the East side.... Well you aren't that far, about 45 min. I am in the process of moving to Tinley Park around 159th and 76th Av. Where is the majority of your accounts? I plow over at Yellow Freight, 103rd and Harlem. The guy I work for is trying to get us another account, Jevic Trucking off 167th Kedzie?(I think that is the address) in Markham.
 

Snoworks

Senior Member
Location
Glenview
HD61CUIN - All my accounts are on the North Shore: N-S Glencoe to Evanston, E-W Winnetka to Northbrook.

The 45 min. drive time is when there is no snow, I'd hate to be on the tollway when it was snowing. CGB
 

HD61CUIN

Senior Member
Location
Tinley Park, IL
I'll agree with that, Yellow Freight is about 10 min from my house, 15 when snowing. I am pretty much the first one there every time. Last year I was running the salt truck and our endloader. This year I have my first plow truck, it will be nice earning more than 20 an hr. I started on a 4wheeler doing sidewalks, then moved on to heavy eqpt once the guy I work for found out I have a CDL. We have yet to talk an hourly price this year with my personal truck.
 
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