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hourly pay for your employees

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by JML, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. JML

    JML PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 70

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

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    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
  3. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    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.

  4. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    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.
  5. HD61CUIN

    HD61CUIN Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    Snoworks I need to come work for you!!! Those are some good prices!
  6. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    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:
  7. HD61CUIN

    HD61CUIN Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    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.
  8. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    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
  9. HD61CUIN

    HD61CUIN Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    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.