Facilities Planning

2015-2016 Regional Cost Factors

A regional cost factor is applied to the State Building Aid formula for contracts signed on or after July 1, 2015 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, 2015 and June 30, 2016. 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, 2015 and June 30, 2016
Co. # County Composite Index
01 Albany          57.17 1.0647
02 Allegany 50.82 1.0 (0.9465)
03 Broome 51.68 1.0 (0.9625)
04 Cattaraugus 52.01 1.0 (0.9687)
05 Cayuga 48.24 1.0 (0.8984)
06 Chautauqua 50.82 1.0 (0.9465)
07 Chemung 52.79 1.0 (0.9832)
08 Chenango 54.27 1.0108
09 Clinton 52.57 1.0 (0.9792)
10 Columbia 60.90 1.1343
11 Cortland 52.93 1.0 (0.9858)
12 Delaware 54.27 1.0108
13 Dutchess 68.92 1.2837
14 Erie 57.58 1.0725
15 Essex 52.91 1.0 (0.9854)
16 Franklin 52.91 1.0 (0.9854)
17 Fulton 57.17 1.0647
18 Genesee 54.14 1.0083
19 Greene 60.13 1.1199
20 Hamilton 55.94 1.0419
21 Herkimer 52.48 1.0 (0.9774)
22 Jefferson 49.40 1.0 (0.9200)
23 Lewis 49.40 1.0 (0.9200)
24 Livingston 51.94 1.0 (0.9673)
25 Madison 52.48 1.0 (0.9774)
26 Monroe 51.94 1.0 (0.9673)
27 Montgomery 57.17 1.0647
28 Nassau 87.63 1.6321
30 NYC 98.01 1.8254
40 Niagara 56.35 1.0495
41 Oneida 52.48 1.0 (0.9774)
42 Onondaga 52.22 1.0 (0.9726)
43 Ontario 51.94 1.0 (0.9673)
44 Orange 68.30 1.2721
45 Orleans 54.14 1.0083
46 Oswego 51.85 1.0 (0.9657)
47 Otsego 54.53 1.0156
48 Putnam 74.95 1.3960
49 Rensselaer 57.17 1.0647
50 Rockland 72.86 1.3570
52 Saratoga 56.51 1.0524
53 Schenectady 57.17 1.0647
54 Schoharie 57.17 1.0647
55 Schuyler 52.79 1.0 (0.9832)
56 Seneca 48.32 1.0 (0.9000)
51 St. Lawrence 49.40 1.0 (0.9200)
57 Steuben 51.78 1.0 (0.9645)
58 Suffolk 82.01 1.5274
59 Sullivan 68.30 1.2721
60 Tioga 51.33 1.0 (0.9560)
61 Tompkins 53.25 1.0 (0.9917)
62 Ulster 68.92 1.2837
63 Warren 55.54 1.0344
64 Washington 55.54 1.0344
65 Wayne 51.94 1.0 (0.9673)
66 Westchester 83.23 1.5502
67 Wyoming 53.10 1.0 (0.9890)
68 Yates 48.32 1.0 (0.9000)

 

 

Last Updated: April 21, 2017