Carson City, NV - April 01, 2015
Office of the Labor Commissioner has released the 2015–2016 Construction Wage
Survey for contractors throughout the state.
surveys are due by 5:00 pm on July 15, 2015, in order to be included in the process
for determining the prevailing wage rates, which will be posted on October 1,
2015, as required by Nevada law.
law requires the Labor Commissioner to conduct an annual survey of contractors
who have performed construction work during the past year in order to determine
prevailing wage rates for the upcoming year. Prevailing wage rates are required
to be paid on Nevada public works construction projects such as roadways and
government buildings that cost more than $100,000. Senate Bill (SB) 119, which became effective
March 6, 2015, excluded construction, alteration, repair, remodeling,
reconstruction, and improvement of property of a school district, charter
school, and the Nevada System of Higher Education from the prevailing wage
can access the survey by visiting www.laborcommissioner.com. The website also contains convenient links to
Nevada's prevailing wage laws, as well as state-required posters and other
useful employment information. Individuals may also request a hard copy by
calling the Office of the Labor Commissioner in Las Vegas at (702) 486-2797, or
in Carson City at (775) 687-4850.
contractors who have worked on construction projects may participate in the
survey, even if they are not required to have a contractors’ license. It is important for all contractors,
particularly those working in rural areas, to participate as precisely as
possible in the survey to ensure that the calculated prevailing wage rates
accurately reflect the rates that are being paid in a particular County. If no
rates are reported for a classification in a County, the Labor Commissioner
must rely on wage rates as reported for the nearest County that reported a rate
for that particular classification. Participation by all contractors is key in
order to ensure that the prevailing wage rates reflect the work performed and
should keep several important facts in mind when completing the survey:
§ All data from all contractors will be
However, the information must be within survey requirements. For example, work must be done within the
specified dates and must be for a classification included in the survey.
§ Surveys should include wages paid on
private and commercial projects. To establish a rate reflective of what's been
paid, the survey should include wages paid on all construction projects,
not just publicly-funded projects.
§ Rural projects should be included. The size of a project is not important. Where the work was performed and what rate
contractors paid a specific classification in a given locale are the important
For more information about the prevailing
wage survey, please contact Nelly Bernal, Compliance Investigator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (702) 486-2650.
Office of the Labor Commissioner
The Office of
the Labor Commissioner is a division of the Department of Business and
Industry. The Office of the Labor Commissioner strives to ensure that all
workers are treated fairly under the law by investigating complaints of
non-payment of wages, State minimum wage, overtime, and prevailing wage
disputes. The office also monitors youth employment standards, including work
hours and safe, non-hazardous working conditions.