Carson City, NV - March 30, 2017
The Office of the Nevada Labor Commissioner has
released the 2017–2018 Construction Wage Survey for contractors throughout the
Completed surveys are due by 5:00 pm on July 17, 2017,
in order to be included in the process for determining the prevailing wage rates,
which will be posted on October 1, 2017, 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. The prevailing wage rate on school projects including the
Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is 90% of the prevailing wage rate for
each job classification in the County where the school construction is taking
place. Charter Schools are exempt 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) 486-2650, 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 job 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 job classification.
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 job classification included in the
- 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 job classification
in a given location are the important factors.
For more information about the prevailing wage survey,
please contact Lleta Brown, Chief Investigator at email@example.com,
or at (702) 486-2650.
About the Office of the Labor Commissioner
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.
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