New roofer curious if getting screwed


#1

Hi I’m a new roofer, just started 3 weeks ago. I’m getting paid by the bundle and am currently working on a cedar roof. The guys in my crew and I are getting paid $6(CND) for installing one bundle of cedar. Just curious as to what other people may be getting paid?

Edit: To clarify my question


#2

Since there’s five bundles in a square your getting $30 a square to install which grade cedar shingles?

I’ve got a shake roof comming up r/r at $600 a square insurance.


#3

When we worked by the sq for someone else we got $150 per sq. for the 18in perfections. 4 bundles to a sq.


#4

You just started roofing 3 weeks ago? Or you just started getting paid by the square 3 weeks ago?


#5

The answer to your question is YES


#6

It might also depend on how much supervision he requires too.
Perhaps he is 3 weeks on the job and he is working by the square?


#7

That is awfully little.

Is that a regular rate, or just a learning rate?

For a regular rate it is not enough, but it can be o.k if you are just learning the trade


#8

hey! ill hire you! :twisted:


#9

Yeah but its an extra charge to use nails.


#10

Lol y’all are evil. Are you tearing off before you install and helping with the ground work. Sounds like your boss is trying to retire soon…


#11

you should get at least 30 a bundle. Usually more,
depending on how cut up