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what is the going rate per hour these days

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PTTP08, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. PTTP08

    PTTP08 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 183

    I am a owner operator of a 92 chev and a 7.5 western with wings. My truck is allways kept up and so is my plow. I seen some hacks in my day and my truck is not one of them. I was just wondering what the going rate is in the MN, region for subs? A friend of mine whats help doing some of his town homes and what not. I was thinkn around 55per hour. does this sound fair? Thanks for all the help through out the years!! I just found today my cancer is shrinking YEEHAAA for those you of following my status!!
  2. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    Were in KC not MN so could be different due to more call outs. But seems about $20 an hour to low, unless he provides gas and insurance. With our drivers we pay $40/hr to drive our trucks.
  3. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    in my area that truck would get around 70/hr give or take a few dollars
  4. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    I pay 65 per hour for my subs. Guys that drive my trucks get paid 25-30 per hour.
  5. PTTP08

    PTTP08 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 183

    do you guys 1099 your subs at the end of the year? or just pull tax out per check?
  6. second income

    second income Member
    Messages: 82

    Jersey shore area, subs with no insurance $70-$85 an hour. 10-99 at the end of the year. But who cares about that. Your getting better thats what is important!
  7. '01_1500

    '01_1500 Member
    Messages: 34

    From what I see a lot of the bigger outfits in the Twin Cities probably wouldn't take anyone with a 7.5" even with wings. If they did I would guess you would be looking around $60 on the really high side of things. That is of course depending on who you sub for. I haven't looked into it very much but it seems that the going rate for subs, especially lately, is pretty low. Some are as low as $45 to $50 an hour with your fuel and insurance.
  8. monson770

    monson770 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    good to hear you're doing better, my dad's mom recently put her cancer into remision, so i understand the battle. i got some bids on our office buildings stating what they're charging.. i can't rmemeber exactly, because i do our plowing, but i think they charged around 80-90 for a 8ft srait blade, and up to around 120-130 for heavier equiptment.. if i were looking for sub work, i wouldn't like getting much less than 50 or 60 per hr.. i do, like you, own my own turck and carry insurance.. so i know i can make more than that on my own.. this was in the last year or two.. good luck!!
  9. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Glad to hear the cancer is in remission! I pay drivers 20.00 an hour in my truck, and I pick up the taxes. Subs with their truck and ins. is 60.00...The way this winter is going though, you may want seasonals. I have yet to drop a blade:help:
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    In my area For a 7.6 might get 30 I pay more if the sub has big blade But 7.6 isnt worth much