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What is the going rate for plowing snow?

The local owner of the Exxon station asked Rick today (6" of snow last night) if he'd be interested in plowing the staion. Rick hasn't ever done it for $$. He (Rick) said he thought it'd take him about 1/2 hour. Anybody know what the going rate is?? We wanna give him a good deal, (hopefully for some good deals later), but not way super underpriced deal.

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Re: What is the going rate for plowing snow?

I help a guy plow snow every once and a while out here in the Nebraska Panhandle and he charges $60/hour. He pays me $20. Pretty good work if you can get it. I've thought about building a plow rig, but as soon as I did we would have a dry winter and I would be further in debt than I already am!

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Re: What is the going rate for plowing snow?

Here in Maine I'd say it averages $20 to $30 for a residential driveway in a small storm (< 8"). $50 for for a big storm. It really isn't good money until you get good at it and can crank out house real quick, then it starts adding up.
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Re: What is the going rate for plowing snow?

I'm not familiar with commercial plowing, but up here a 100 yard driveway is $20 a crack. It's about 15-20 minutes worth of work.
For commercial work, do you need to worry about any liability issues?

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Re: What is the going rate for plowing snow?

I'd charge him 4x what it's worth since it's an EXXON station.
Still a little bitter as a former Alaska resident...and still boycotting Exxon ten years later.

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Re: What is the going rate for plowing snow?

In my area, $35 for a standard driveway is about standard. Bigger outfits contract with construction companys and use bigger equipment. Some guys charge more, some less. But $35 is about average.

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Re: What is the going rate for plowing snow?

I plow commercially in Denver, and we charge $75 per hour. A lot of guys are at 85-90; I think you can find a few at 65 (we just raised our rates $10 this year)but that is definately on the low end around here. I don't know what residences and driveways go for, but if I can do it quick and the dudes got cash it's pretty negotiable.

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Re: What is the going rate for plowing snow?

It depends a lot on what he's using as well. For our farm tractors pushing 12' plows through just about anything...well, they get a lot more than a pickup with an 8' plow. Probably $65/hour for a pickup. If he's plowing with a jeep, I'd say he's lucky to get $50/hour.

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Re: What is the going rate for plowing snow?

snow? duh what's that?
i would think a rig and doing the 1/2 hour work would be at least $40 based on the other experienced answers. but if you are looking for some return favors maybe a 12 pack and a table dance would suffice.

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