Carson City, NV - April 01, 2016
The Office of the Nevada Labor Commissioner has
released the 2016–2017 Construction Wage Survey for contractors throughout the
Completed surveys are due by 5:00 pm on July 15, 2016,
in order to be included in the process for determining the prevailing wage
rates, which will be posted on October 1, 2016, as required by Nevada law.
Nevada 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 $250,000. Assembly Bill (AB) 172, became effective June 9, 2015 and does the following: (1) Changes the Public Work Project (PWP)
amount from $100,000 to $250,000; (2)
Requires that the prevailing wage for each craft in a county shall be at least
50% of the total hours worked in the county for each craft as reported through
the survey process; (3) If there is no 50% majority, the prevailing wage will
be the average of the total hours worked in the county for each craft as
reported through the survey process; (4) Requires the prevailing wage rate on
school projects including the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), to be
at least 90% of the prevailing wage rate for each craft in the county where the
school construction is taking place; and (5) Exempts Charter Schools from
prevailing wage requirements.
Contractors can access the survey at www.labor.nv.gov.
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 of the survey by calling the Office of
the Labor Commissioner in Las Vegas at (702) 486-2797, or in Carson City at
All 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
Participation by all contractors is key in order to
ensure that the prevailing wage rates reflect the work performed and wages
Contractors should keep several important facts in
mind when completing the survey:
- All data from all contractors
will be considered. 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 factors.
For more information about the prevailing wage
survey, please contact Nelly Bernal, Compliance Investigator at email@example.com,
or at (702) 486-2650.
About the Office of the Labor Commissioner
The Office of the Labor Commissioner is a
division of the Department of Business and Industry. 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.