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Subcontractor pay rates in Wash, DC area

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PlowVA, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Anybody in the area.....What are you paying your subs these days per hour. Both with their own truck or driving one of mine.

    Right now I have $35 for driving one of my trucks and $95 for driving their own truck. Couple guys told me I was not paying enough. Any thoughts/ideas??
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    It snows there?

    That's double now what you get here.
  3. snobama

    snobama Member
    Messages: 35

    It is a tough market, but your rates aren't bad.
  4. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    It hasn't snowed hear in several years (more than an inch or two). We get a lot of business due to icy conditions and "re-freezing" in overnight periods. People can't wait for the sun to melt a few icy patches around here. Too many people with itchy trigger fingers ready to sue!
  5. triadpm

    triadpm Member
    from 21771
    Messages: 48

    I am a sub with a few trucks and thats more than what I get/pay. I don't have a problem with my deal. You'll always have some that think they are worth a lot more than the going rate I guess.Are your subs paying there own taxes?
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009
  6. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    WOW!!!! 35/95! If I got those rates where I'm at, as a sub, I wouldn't even bother getting my own work. I'd just work as a sub every year.

    Our rates here are closer to 18/65.
  7. jimspro

    jimspro Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    that is almost double the rates we get around here as well
  8. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I know I am on the lowside. A truck and sander gets $175/hr around here for the prime