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Standard hourly rate

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by chinups, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. chinups

    chinups Junior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 6

    I am plowing for someone and wondered what someone might get paid hourly if they have there own truck.

    And for a owner of a business how much do you charge to plow say a burger king? Driverthru and lot no shoveling. Thanks
  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Here in Michigan the going rate for subs are $50.00-$65.00 hr depending on equipment and experience. The rate is different from area to area. I sub for a guy every once and awhile and get $65.00 hr but I'm running a 2001 chevy 3/4 HD with a 8 foot Curtis.

    Regards Mike
  3. mbella

    mbella Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    How much you get also depends on where you fall in line. If you are a sub of a sub then you will get less than the sub.
  4. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    I subed for a landscaping company this past week when I finished with my driveways. I was running my F-150 with 7'6" Curtis and my bro was using the Jeep Cherokee with a 7' Curtis. We were doing individual spaces and tight areas at condo complexes. This was alot of snow so we got paid more, $75 per hour each. If it was a "normal" storm I probley would have been getting around $50/hr. Just me and that company though, it varies so much between location, company, amount of snow, and type of work. Its hard to give a standard rate, generally I would say that it should be atleast $50.
  5. chinups

    chinups Junior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 6

    Nice! I am in Jersey and making 75 an hour. It was my first time out so it was a pleasant surprise. Any suggestions on a belt driven salter?
  6. wickedcarpenter

    wickedcarpenter Member
    Messages: 36


    Any good size outfit around here(SE Michigan)That is well known charges $120-125 hr. For plowing. I've heard of subs getting $80hr with a V plow.
  7. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Ave rate in Cleveland sub with thier own truck with 7.5 plow will make 35 - 40 dollars an hour. Which is why I dont do any sub work...Rob
  8. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Around here its $45-60 an hour for a 3/4 to 1 ton truck with 8'plow
  9. kthhayes

    kthhayes Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    This is my second year, and last year I was out only twice, so I consider my self a novice. The company that sub's me is paying me a novice rate of $60 per hour, and I know guys there that make $85 per hour, no salting! It just depends on what the market priceing is in your area.
  10. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 477

    I plow for a guy on Long Island with my truck 8' straight blade. get $80.00 an hour + fuel.
  11. Wild Lake

    Wild Lake Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    a lot of guys getting $65 here in MD
  12. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I get $50 an Hour in Akron Ohio below Cleveland. If the snow is deeper it takes longer so I make more. I have a route of 5 drug stores and a Credit Union I do each storm. Each takes at least 50 minutes or longer to do each place well. Then if it's still snowing I go on to the bigger stuff. I have NO CONTRACTS or PRESSURE, it's worth it to sub-contract.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2005
  13. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I don't know who your are plowing for. I got offers on my new plow rig (see below) for next year at $95+ and $75+ for my kubota tractor with a 5' plow and 4' blower. All with 8 hour miniums.
  14. Wild Lake

    Wild Lake Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Your guy need any extra help? $65 is what I usually get offers for around here in Elderburg. I do work for EM in Columbia, plenty of hours but $95 sounds much better than $65, though I only have a straight 7.5 poly meyer. I probably could get that money too with your setup. What was your old setup and how much did you get for subwork?

    Last edited: Jan 30, 2005
  15. shadowmaker1969

    shadowmaker1969 Junior Member
    from va
    Messages: 17

    I avg $50-$60 hr. I have a couple that I get about $85 per hr. But I charge them a flat rate regardless of how deep. I also charge by the lot, I never charge a "per hr". But the $50-$60 is how I base it.

  16. hillmin

    hillmin Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    In our town of about 2000 residents we contractors plow mostly driveways. An average driveway of 50' is charged $450.00 for the season. We base our 'season' on 12-14 clearings. A mild season (as we have been having so far) will see an hourly rate of roughly $160.00 per hour. It must be noted however these drives are a pain. My contracts read, any additional clearing over 14, they are charged the seasonal rate divided by 14. I write this in since we have had some extremely long/rough seasons were we've plowed over 20 times.