Facilities Planning

2013-2014 Regional Cost Factors

A regional cost factor is applied to the State Building Aid formula for contracts signed on or after July 1, 2013 to assist school districts in regions with high labor costs. The regional cost factor will be multiplied times the maximum cost allowance to arrive at a regionally adjusted maximum cost allowance. State building aid will be paid on the lesser of the actual contract expense or the regionally adjusted maximum cost allowance.

The regional cost factor is calculated by dividing the county composite labor rate by the median state-wide composite labor rate. The county composite labor rate is calculated by adding up the hourly labor rate plus supplemental benefits for carpenters, electricians and plumbers.

The table below lists the regional cost factors for contracts signed between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Please note that where the estimated regional cost factor has a value of less than 1.0, a regional cost factor of 1.0 will be used in the State building aid calculations.


Regional Cost Factors for Contracts Signed Between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014
Co. # County Composite Index
  01 Albany         53.28 1.0449
02 Allegany 48.09 1.0 (0.9432)
03 Broome 48.85 1.0 (0.9581)
04 Cattaraugus 48.43 1.0 (0.9500)
05 Cayuga 45.73 1.0 (0.8969)
06 Chautauqua 48.09 1.0 (0.9432)
07 Chemung 49.58 1.0 (0.9725)
08 Chenango 51.44 1.0090
09 Clinton 49.19 1.0 (0.9649)
10 Columbia 56.99 1.1178
11 Cortland 50.03 1.0 (0.9814)
12 Delaware 51.44 1.0090
13 Dutchess 65.74 1.2895
14 Erie 54.33 1.0656
15 Essex 49.49 1.0 (0.9708)
16 Franklin 49.49 1.0 (0.9708)
17 Fulton 53.28 1.0449
18 Genesee 51.77 1.0153
19 Greene 56.85 1.1150
20 Hamilton 52.13 1.0225
21 Herkimer 49.41 1.0 (0.9691)
22 Jefferson 46.72 1.0 (0.9164)
23 Lewis 46.72 1.0 (0.9164)
24 Livingston 49.71 1.0 (0.9751)
25 Madison 49.41 1.0 (0.9691)
26 Monroe 49.71 1.0 (0.9751)
27 Montgomery 53.28 1.0449
28 Nassau 82.12 1.6107
30 NYC 93.89 1.8414
40 Niagara 53.43 1.0480
41 Oneida 49.41 1.0 (0.9691)
42 Onondaga 49.36 1.0 (0.9682)
43 Ontario 49.71 1.0 (0.9751)
44 Orange 65.15 1.2779
45 Orleans 52.67 1.0331
46 Oswego 48.98 1.0 (0.9606)
47 Otsego 51.54 1.0110
48 Putnam 71.52 1.4028
49 Rensselaer 53.28 1.0449
50 Rockland 69.46 1.3624
52 Saratoga 52.48 1.0293
53 Schenectady 53.28 1.0449
54 Schoharie 53.28 1.0449
55 Schuyler 49.58 1.0 (0.9725)
56 Seneca 46.29 1.0 (0.9080)
51 St. Lawrence 46.72 1.0 (0.9164)
57 Steuben 49.09 1.0 (0.9629)
58 Suffolk 78.29 1.5355
59 Sullivan 65.15 1.2779
60 Tioga 48.68 1.0 (0.9549)
61 Tompkins 50.53 1.0 (0.9911)
62 Ulster 65.74 1.2895
63 Warren 51.57 1.0114
64 Washington 51.57 1.0114
65 Wayne 49.71 1.0 (0.9751)
66 Westchester 79.63 1.5618
67 Wyoming 50.47 1.0 (0.9899)
68 Yates 46.29 1.0 (0.9080)
Last Updated: January 27, 2014