Labor commissioner releases 2014–2015 construction wage survey

Nevada Labor Commissioner Thoran Towler has released the 2014–2015 construction wage survey for contractors throughout the state.

In a statement, officials said state law requires the commissioner to survey contractors that have performed construction work during the previous year in order to determine the prevailing wage rates. Prevailing wage rates are required to be paid on all Nevada public works construction projects such as schools, libraries, roadways and government buildings costing more than $100,000.

The surveys are due July 15 for the new rates to be posted by Oct. 1 as required by Nevada law.

“The deadline is critical,” Towler said in the statement. “If the survey has not been received in either our Carson City or Las Vegas office by 5 p.m. on July 15, it won’t be counted in the survey. It is the contractor’s responsibility to make sure the survey has been received.”

Contractors can access the survey by visiting The website also contains convenient links to Nevada’s prevailing wage laws, as well as state-required posters and other useful employment information.

A form can be provided by calling the Office of the Labor Commissioner in Las Vegas at (702) 486-2650, or in Carson City at (775) 687-4850. For those who wish to submit a completed survey via email, forms must be sent to no later than July 1 (prior to the July 15 deadline for all other methods of submission) to allow for an initial review and email verification of receipt.

All contractors who have worked on construction projects may participate in the survey, even if they are not required to have a contractor’s license.

“Temporary employment agencies and engineering firms often have employees who work on construction projects,” Towler said in the statement. “Since they have to pay prevailing wages on public works projects, they can participate in the survey.”

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