Facilities Planning

2014-2015 Regional Cost Factors

A regional cost factor is applied to the State Building Aid formula for contracts signed on or after July 1, 2014 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, 2014 and June 30, 2015. 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, 2014 and June 30, 2015
Co. # County Composite Index
01 Albany         55.27 1.0550
02 Allegany 49.39 1.0 (0.9428)
03 Broome 50.17 1.0 (0.9577)
04 Cattaraugus 50.55 1.0 (0.9650)
05 Cayuga 47.04 1.0 (0.8979)
06 Chautauqua 49.39 1.0 (0.9428)
07 Chemung 51.24 1.0 (0.9782)
08 Chenango 52.76 1.0072
09 Clinton 51.16 1.0 (0.9766)
10 Columbia 58.97 1.1257
11 Cortland 51.82 1.0 (0.9892)
12 Delaware 52.76 1.0072
13 Dutchess 67.10 1.2809
14 Erie 55.93 1.0677
15 Essex 51.49 1.0 (0.9830)
16 Franklin 51.49 1.0 (0.9830)
17 Fulton 55.27 1.0550
18 Genesee 52.93 1.0105
19 Greene 58.52 1.1171
20 Hamilton 54.08 1.0325
21 Herkimer 51.20 1.0 (0.9774)
22 Jefferson 48.23 1.0 (0.9207)
23 Lewis 48.23 1.0 (0.9207)
24 Livingston 50.81 1.0 (0.9699)
25 Madison 51.20 1.0 (0.9774)
26 Monroe 50.81 1.0 (0.9699)
27 Montgomery 55.27 1.0550
28 Nassau 85.30 1.6284
30 NYC 95.18 1.8170
40 Niagara 54.72 1.0445
41 Oneida 51.20 1.0 (0.9774)
42 Onondaga 51.13 1.0 (0.9760)
43 Ontario 50.81 1.0 (0.9699)
44 Orange 66.68 1.2729
45 Orleans 52.93 1.0105
46 Oswego 50.75 1.0 (0.9688)
47 Otsego 53.27 1.0169
48 Putnam 73.00 1.3935
49 Rensselaer 55.27 1.0550
50 Rockland 71.10 1.3574
52 Saratoga 54.64 1.0431
53 Schenectady 55.27 1.0550
54 Schoharie 55.27 1.0550
55 Schuyler 51.24 1.0 (0.9781)
56 Seneca 47.25 1.0 (0.9021)
51 St. Lawrence 48.23 1.0 (0.9207)
57 Steuben 50.39 1.0 (0.9619)
58 Suffolk 79.39 1.5156
59 Sullivan 66.68 1.2729
60 Tioga 50.20 1.0 (0.9549)
61 Tompkins 52.01 1.0 (0.9928)
62 Ulster 67.10 1.2809
63 Warren 53.70 1.0252
64 Washington 53.70 1.0252
65 Wayne 50.81 1.0 (0.9699)
66 Westchester 81.15 1.5491
67 Wyoming 51.72 1.0 (0.9874)
68 Yates 47.25 1.0 (0.9021)
Last Updated: April 21, 2017