Carson City, NV - April 01, 2019
The Office of the Nevada Labor Commissioner
has released the 2019–2020 Prevailing Wage Survey. Completed surveys are
due by 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2019 in order to be included in the process for
determining the prevailing wage rates for the period covering October 1, 2019 through
October 1, 2020. Prevailing wage rates must be posted by
October 1 of each year.
Nevada law requires the Labor Commissioner to
conduct an annual survey of contractors who have performed construction work
during the past year and consider other relevant informationpursuant to NAC 338.020 to determine the 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 rates on
school projects, including the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), is 90
percent of the prevailing wage rates for each job classification in the county
where the school construction is taking place.
The Prevailing Wage Survey can befound online at http://labor.nv.govor accessed directly
The website also contains
convenient links to Nevada's prevailing wage laws, as well as state-required
posters and other useful employment information. Hard copies of the
survey can be obtained 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 much 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 specific job classification in a county, the Labor Commissioner may rely on
wage rates reported in the nearest county.
Contractors should keep several important
facts in mind when completing the survey:
All data from all contractors will be reviewed. 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 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 job classification in a given location are the important factors.
For more information or questions about
completing the Prevailing Wage Survey, contact Lleta Brown, Chief Investigator
or at (702) 486-2650.
The Office of the Labor Commissioner is
continuing to monitor proposed legislation during the 2019 legislative session
that may change the public works project amount, change the way the prevailing
wage rates are calculated, and include prevailing wage requirements for charter
About the Office of the Labor
The Office of the Labor
Commissioner, a division of the Department of Business and Industry, is the
principal wage and hour and labor regulatory agency for the State of Nevada. It
is the mission of this office to resolve labor-related problems in an
efficient, professional, and effective manner. This includes educating
employers and employees regarding their rights and responsibilities under the
law in order to promote the growth of business in Nevada. Additionally, it
includes taking enforcement action when necessary, to ensure that Nevada’s
workers are treated fairly and compensated for all time worked.