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shovelers pay

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by vis, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. vis

    vis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 324

    How much do you pay your shovelers per hr? considering they are doing commercial/condo walkways working sometimes 12+ hrs, unfavorable conditions, and poor hours...?
  2. WMHLC

    WMHLC Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I pay my guys $16hr, give them a free meal too!!
  3. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i pay my guys regular roofing wages $12 and $16 an hour. time and half nights and weekends. i bring in h.s. boys when needed for $15 hour straight time.
  4. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    We give $200 for a 10 hour day and treat for lunch.
  5. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    I pay $13/hr, and if they work good I throw in a bonus.

    I know one company in my area that pays $10/hr and pay a $50 bonus for every 10 hours straight you work.

    Some areas $10 is standard, some $15.
  6. vis

    vis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 324

    generous pay on here :nod:
  7. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    You have to make it worth getting up at night and fighting the cold etc.. and it also helps morale. Everybody likes to be paid well and they will show up for a decent wage. That is just one of the many reasons to not cut rates for shoveling or plowing. If you get paid fairly you can pass that on.
  8. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    for my shoveling crew we pay $16/hour and $20/hour to the driver who uses his personal truck and i usually buy a meal too
  9. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    $15/hour is generally a good price. Thats at least whats reasonable.

    They do the hardest work, its really worth more like $30/hr but that is unrealistic and will never happen.
  10. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I pay the guy that does our shovelling $16/hr, and promise a minimum $1000/month over the winter to keep him around
  11. vis

    vis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 324

    what do you think of paying a guy 12$ an hr to drive your truck (no Plow) and run a 3 man shoveling crew (keep guys going, drive from job to job, know the route, where to put snow, who wants ice melt, who wants sand etc)?
  12. roblandscape

    roblandscape Senior Member
    from Phila
    Messages: 185

    15 per hr. They deserve it because sometimes I call them at 1am and theyre there
  13. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    $10 an hour, but if my bro wants to, $20 an hour.

    JKOOPERS Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    the companies i know here in st. louis pay $20 for shovelers and they guarantee you money in 15 business days.
  15. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    $10 per hour here + meals on me
  16. ToolMaker

    ToolMaker Member
    Messages: 84

    I pay 20.00 and hour , but he drives his own truck and I don't have to call him . He gets it done without me baby sitting him ,to me thats worth alot.
  17. SNHSERV05

    SNHSERV05 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    thats reasonable 12-15, but I have paid 18-22 for shovelers, and fed them. cja1987 email me jtdservices@verizon.net need to speak with you about your f150 with the curtis
  18. chris k

    chris k Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    $15 per hour here to everyone in the truck. They get paid the same wether they are plowing(in my trucks) or shoveling.