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How much to pay Backhoe operator

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by xc23, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. xc23

    xc23 Member
    Messages: 79

    Finally got the ins thing taken care of Thanks For all the input . Got a contract for my backhoe to push sno 12' avalanche But need an idea on how much to pay an operator for running it . 1-1/2 hr to complete the job 1/2 Hr drive time to and from the site Thanks .

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    backhoe operator

    I'm paying my operator $23 an hour, he's taking care of a large shopping center with the snow pusher, and he's plowing 3 other lots with my truck. I would say depends on experience, ask urself can i depend on him to do the job, cause plowing is not for everybody, hope that helps.
  3. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    generally between 30-40 an hour depending on experience.
  4. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Well,I'm not sure on NY rates but what would you pay an operator normally? maybe pay him a basic overtime rate say time and a half and it should be fine.