Concrete finishers have been making up to $700 a day (Someone tell Digger).
maybe if they own the placing company and have $$$ in equipement and at least four skilled guys working with them. One concrete finisher on his own (or formwork carpenter for that matter) is worth an hourly wage and not much more. Id say 25-35$ per hour. Not really getting rich.
At least here in Penticton.
As a journeyman tradesman, wages are a bit lower here than on the coast. The jobs are smaller, and the work is way more fragmented.
And the cost of living here is very nearly the same as on the coast for me. The savings in housing costs are taken up by way larger transportation costs. Nester's in
Summerland has higher prices than Nester's in Whistler!! I could hardly believe it. Gas…same price. Insurance…same price. You save here on the purchase price of a house, but if you rent, (if you can find a good permanent place) the price is the same as on the coast.
I do have a better lifestyle here, though…. Larger place, yard, spot for my RV, etc. Everyone's way more laid back here than on the coast.
I still kind of miss living in Van after 41/2 years here, though.
Many things the city has are not here.
The key is to just be happy where you are and stop looking at the grass across the fence!!!! hahahaha
sorry for the long rant
just wanted to share my experiences with youse.