2021-2023 Prevailing Wage Construction Survey

 

STATE OF NEVADA

Department of Business & Industry

OFFICE OF THE LABOR COMMISSIONER

www.labor.nv.gov

 

Dear Contractor:

INTRODUCTION

On behalf of the Office of the Labor Commissioner, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate in the Prevailing Wage/Construction Wage Survey (Survey) that will be used to establish the Prevailing Wage Rates for the period covering October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2023.  The Prevailing Wage Rates for the upcoming 2-years will be posted and become effective on October 1, 2021.  The Labor Commissioner utilizes the Survey Process and information provided during the Survey Process to calculate the Prevailing Wage Rates by Job Classification pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) sections 338.020 through 338.035 and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) sections 338.010 through 338.030. 

LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR PREVAILING WAGE SURVEY

NRS 338.030 subsection 7 provides the authority for the Labor Commissioner to conduct the Survey every 2-years and the time-period in which the rates will be effective.
NRS 338.030 Subsection 7 The wages so determined must be:
     (a) Issued by the Labor Commissioner on October 1 of the odd-numbered year in which the survey was conducted and, except as otherwise provided in subsection 8, remain effective for 2 years after that date; and
     (b) Made available by the Labor Commissioner to any public body which awards a contract for any public work.
Senate Bill 243 passed during the 80th Nevada Legislative Session (2019) and set forth in NRS section 338.025, now requires the Labor Commissioner to calculate the Prevailing Wage Rates by region. 
 NRS 338.025  Prevailing wage regions.  For the purpose of determining the prevailing rate of wages pursuant to NRS 338.030, four prevailing wage regions are hereby established in this State as follows:

      1.  The Washoe Prevailing Wage Region consisting of Washoe County;

      2.  The Northern Rural Prevailing Wage Region consisting of Carson City and the counties of Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Storey, Pershing and White Pine;

      3.  The Clark Prevailing Wage Region consisting of Clark County; and

      4.  The Southern Rural Prevailing Wage Region consisting of the counties of Esmeralda, Lincoln and Nye.
Assembly Bill 190 passed during the 80th Nevada Legislative Session (2019) and set forth in NRS section 338.030 subsection 6 requires the Labor Commissioner to potentially include “premium pay” and zone pay as part of the Prevailing Wage Rate.  (Assembly Bill 190 is also codified in other NRS sections.)

NRS 338.030 Subsection 6 If the Labor Commissioner determines pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 338.030 that the prevailing wage for a craft or type of work is a wage that has been collectively bargained, the Labor Commissioner shall:

      (a) Include in his or her determination of that prevailing wage any compensation in addition to the basic hourly wage or benefit for the craft or type of work required to be provided by the collective bargaining agreement, including, without limitation, premium pay for hours worked in excess of a shift of 8 hours or 12 hours or such other time increment set forth in the agreement or on a weekend or holiday and zone pay. As used in this paragraph, “zone pay” means additional pay for performing work at a work site that is located in a zone established in a collective bargaining agreement.

NRS 338.030 Subsection 8 may also require the Labor Commissioner to adjust the Prevailing Wage Rates during an even-numbered year.

 NRS 338.030 Subsection 8  On October 1 of each even-numbered year, the Labor Commissioner shall:
      (a) Adjust the prevailing rate of wages:
             (1) If the Labor Commissioner determined in the previous odd-numbered year that the prevailing rate of wages for a class of workers who perform the craft or type of work was a wage which was collectively bargained, in accordance with the signed collective bargaining agreement that is on file with the Labor Commissioner, if the collective bargaining agreement provides for such an adjustment on or before October 1 of that even-numbered year; or
             (2) If the Labor Commissioner determined in the previous odd-numbered year that the prevailing rate of wage for a class of workers who perform the craft or type of work was not a wage which was collectively bargained, in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, West Region (All Items), as published by the United States Department of Labor or, if that index ceases to be published by the United States Department of Labor, the published index that most closely resembles that index, as determined by the Labor Commissioner, if any change in that index has occurred since October 1 of the previous odd-numbered year; and
      (b) Reissue the prevailing rate of wages for each class of workers who perform the craft or type of work, including any rates required to be adjusted pursuant to paragraph (a).

SURVEY PARTICIPATION

Your participation is greatly appreciated and is a necessary element in ensuring that the Prevailing Wage Rates for the period covering October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023, reflect the work performed in the last 2-years in the various regions and counties throughout the State of Nevada. To see the current rates, please visit http://labor.nv.gov/ under the Prevailing Wage Tab and select 2021-2022 Wage Rates by Region.

This year the survey will be accepted through our external submission process at:

The survey must be submitted no later than July 15, 2021If July 15th is a weekend or holiday, then the Surveys will be due on the next business day.

Should you need additional information on the Prevailing Wage/Construction Wage Survey and the calculation of the 2021-2023 Prevailing Wage Rates, please do not hesitate to contact our Las Vegas office at (702) 486-2650.

Thank you again for your participation.

Sincerely,

SHANNON M. CHAMBERS

Labor Commissioner
Office of the Labor Commissioner
Department of Business and Industry

 

State of Nevada

2021-2023 ONLINE PREVAILING WAGE SURVEY

2021-2023 ONLINE PREVAILING WAGE SURVEY

Online Link to submit Prevailing Wage Survey