Carson City, NV - April 06, 2018
The Office of the Nevada Labor
Commissioner has released the 2018–2019 Construction Wage Survey for
contractors throughout the state.
Completed surveys are due
by 5:00 pm on July 16, 2018 in order to be included in the process for
determining the prevailing wage rates, which will be posted on October 1, 2018,
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 percent 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
and fill the survey out online. 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 (775) 684-1890.
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 may 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 paid.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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.