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what do you pay shovel guys

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by FIREMAN Q, Oct 20, 2006.


    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    wondering what everyone is paying guys just to shovel.
  2. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    $15 an hour with a 4 hour min. We are trying to get people that live nearby so that they don't have much travel time. Clintar is paying between 14 and 16 according to their Craigslist post.

  3. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    $15/hour here too. $20/hour for the driver in his own truck
  4. imdawrlus

    imdawrlus Member
    Messages: 71

    thoes kind of wages make me happy to be in a warm truck.....but for a kid who would only be sleeping or playing video games anyways, its perfect.
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    First off if you can find a kid that is willing to shovel then you are doing great. It is hard enough finding one to sit on a lawn mower. I pay drivers in my trucks $25/hr and shoveling has to be worth more then that with their truck with blower, shovels and spreader. $30 to $35 is more like it for someone more responsible then a kid.
  6. jbone

    jbone Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    when I shoveled I got $15 an hour this year im plowing for the same company. I was told they pay $20-25 an hour for plowing but in their equipment. I dont know how much for my own equipment. If its for that little next year ill be plowing for someone else or on my own
  7. SwiftSnow&Salt

    SwiftSnow&Salt Member
    Messages: 51

    I have 2 full time shovelers and pay them $15.00 per hour (paid from time leaving my shop, till return) and pay drivers (of my trucks) $20.00 - $30.00 depending on experience.

    would like to hear from others on how this compares...
  8. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    $15 an hour
  9. Meathead

    Meathead Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Man I have guys that work like dogs for $10 an hour. Only the foreman of the crew gets $15
  10. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Oh man,we really need to get out of the maritimes :confused: :mad:
  11. ipc

    ipc Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Barrie on Canada, the snow belt $16/hr to shovel, $18/hr to plow my equip for all. Those paying higher, please don't use my local paper to advertise LOL.:nono:
  12. Duracutter

    Duracutter Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 200

    Even in Alberta, where it's hard as heck to find anyone, we pay 10-12 and have lots of takers... and that's canadian dollars!!!
  13. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    I was gettin paid $35 / hour snowblowing or shovelling with my truck and snowblower. Same thing for salting. Man you guys are cheap. WOW
  14. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    thats your equipment and your truck were talking about guys using our stuff
  15. EnviroTeam

    EnviroTeam Member
    Messages: 71

    lol...their $15 to$ 25 is about the same as our 25 to 30
  16. EnviroTeam

    EnviroTeam Member
    Messages: 71

    I'm in Barrie also and that sounds about right for here.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    my brother gets paid 21 an hour to shovel, and takes off when ever he needs to plow his driveways.and still gets paid while he is off plowing.
  18. Snowman19

    Snowman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Here its between $8-10 for shoveling and $50-$75 for plowing with your own Truck. We need to demand more for our services and stop dragging it down with low-ballers!!!!:dizzy:
  19. LongTimer

    LongTimer Junior Member
    Messages: 11


    Last season shovelers $18.00 per hour 4 hour min PUs $58 - $75 depends if lead man:yow!:
  20. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    $13 - $15 for me. And they use their own vehicle. I provide shovel :)