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Rates in Central New York

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by SnowOps, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. SnowOps

    SnowOps Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Well, i have a new business, but I am not "new" to the business, have been out of the game for a few years, and now im back in. Curious as to what others are doing in my area when bidding jobs. The numbers I used to use to come up with contract or per plow rates was $120 an hour....and I used 23 plows for an average season. So, example, if I were bidding a commercial lot that would take me 1 hour to plow, my seasonal bid would be as follows: (1 hour per plow at $120 x 23 average plows /season = $2760 for seasonal rate. Now it has been 5 years since I have been in the game, are these numbers still good, or has a lot changed where I should be adjusting my rate or number of average plows?
    Obviously sidewalks and salt are different, but Im just trying tio figure out if im still playing the game right..
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    How much does it cost you per hour for labor X 5. that's my rough for me. If I want to pay 30, I need to charge 150.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2013
  3. SnowOps

    SnowOps Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    right now its just my partner and I, but when I had drivers before, $25 an hour was the going rate for drivers in my trucks...and i have heard that is still pretty much the going rate around town here.
  4. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    In Rochester you would be waaaaay high.
  5. truckitup

    truckitup Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    You got that right RLM...
  6. SnowOps

    SnowOps Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    What are the rates in Rochester? And do you get as much snow as we do in Syracuse?