Price Guidelines should help Buddies & Seniors establish a fair rate of pay for each time shoveling is required.

Both parties should be comfortable with the amount negotiated.


  • Please note that the size of the area and the amount of snow to be shoveled will affect the amount.
  • Prices are not fixed and are to be used as Guidelines only for an average snowfall.
  • Payment should be made immediately after the job has been completed.


Average city sidewalk in front of a house:                  $10

Single driveway plus sidewalk in front of house:       $12 - $18
Double driveway plus sidewalk in front of house:      $15 – $25

Corner lot including driveway:                                     $18 – $30


Circumstances that may require additional negotiation:

  • If shoveling takes place before the snow has stopped falling and the Buddy has return the same day
  • The heaviness of snow being lifted
  • How much snow is being cleared after a snow plough has filled a driveway
  • If severe weather will make it more difficult for the Buddy to shovel (wind, sleet or freezing rain)