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Having read the thread posted by Davey about drywall rates in Alberta, I see a huge spread in pricing across North America. I am curious how daily production relates to the piece rate. Do those who make a higher piece rate produce as much as those who get a lower rate?
Here in Utah I think we may have to produce more footage per day than anybody, anywhere, just to survive. Typically, per man, we hang 1400sf/day of 1/2" on low walls and ceilings for .10/sf or $140/day. We finish, smooth level 4 about 800sf/day - cornerbead included - for .20/sf or $160/day.
How many feet or sheets can you typically hang, or finish, in an 8 hour day?
Is it high or low? 1/2" or 5/8"? Smooth or textured? Hourly or piece rate?
What do you make in a day?
Where are you?
I'm talking about production work, either residential or commercial, not remodels.
No bragging, just the facts.
 

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There is a huge variance in pricing across North America. It seems there should be some very rich drywallers out there. I am curious how your daily production relates to your rate. Do those who make a higher piece rate produce as much as those who get a lower rate?
Compare yourself to us, here in Utah. I think we may have to produce more footage per day than anybody, anywhere, just to survive. Typically, per man, we hang 1400sf/day of 1/2" on low walls and ceilings for .10/sf or $140/day. We finish, smooth level 4, 800sf/day - cornerbead included, for .20/sf or $160/day.
How much (feet or sheets) can you typically hang, or finish, in an 8 hour day?
Is it high, low? 1/2", 5/8"? Smooth, textured? Hourly or piece rate?
What do you make in a day?
Where are you?
I'm talking about production work, either residential or commercial, no remodels.
No bragging, just the facts.
Got to admit that I really didn' understand 1/2 of that post,,, but in NC if you have 25 or 30 years experience AND the tools, you'r lucky to get 150 a day for 8 hours, most of us ani't working at all !!!!!
 

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Thanks Cap, I tried to clean it up a little - see if my post makes more sense now.
What I am trying to understand is, if somebody is making .35 to .65 per foot, do they crank out as much footage in a day as I do, who only gets half that per foot? Do they actually make twice as much money in a day as me?
How many feet or sheets do you put out in a day?
 

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most of us ani't working at all !!!!!
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Ain't that the damn truth. The :censored:ing illegals are working I'm sure. Good ole America is on the way to being a 3rd world country soon. At least until 2012 & Nibiru comes....:party:
 
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