Facilities Planning

2017-2018 Regional Cost Factors

A regional cost factor is applied to the State Building Aid formula for contracts signed on or after July 1, 2017 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, 2017 and June 30, 2018. 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, 2017 and June 30, 2018
Co. # County Composite Index
01 Albany     60.23   1.0813
02 Allegany 53.29 1.0 (0.9567)
03 Broome 54.47 1.0 (0.9778)
04 Cattaraugus 54.83 1.0 (0.9843)
05 Cayuga 50.56 1.0 (0.9076)
06 Chautauqua 53.29 1.0 (0.9567)
07 Chemung 55.10 1.0 (0.9892)
08 Chenango 56.49 1.0142
09 Clinton 55.11 1.0 (0.9893)
10 Columbia 64.22 1.1528
11 Cortland 55.39 1.0 (0.9944)
12 Delaware 56.49 1.0142
13 Dutchess 71.99 1.2924
14 Erie 59.91 1.0754
15 Essex 55.44 1.0 (0.9953)
16 Franklin 55.44 1.0 (0.9953)
17 Fulton 60.23 1.0813
18 Genesee 55.82 1.0021
19 Greene 60.23 1.0813
20 Hamilton 58.97 1.0587
21 Herkimer 55.59 1.0 (0.9979)
22 Jefferson 51.39 1.0 (0.9224)
23 Lewis 51.39 1.0 (0.9224)
24 Livingston 53.74 1.0 (0.9647)
25 Madison 55.59 1.0 (0.9979)
26 Monroe 53.74 1.0 (0.9647)
27 Montgomery 60.23 1.0813
28 Nassau 85.11 1.5279
30 NYC 101.54 1.8228
40 Niagara 58.58 1.0516
41 Oneida 55.59 1.0 (0.9979)
42 Onondaga 54.78 1.0 (0.9835)
43 Ontario 53.74 1.0 (0.9647)
44 Orange 71.79 1.2888
45 Orleans 55.82 1.0021
46 Oswego 54.32 1.0 (0.9751)
47 Otsego 57.13 1.0256
48 Putnam 77.70 1.3948
49 Rensselaer 60.23 1.0813
50 Rockland 76.04 1.3650
52 Saratoga 59.74 1.0724
53 Schenectady 60.23 1.0813
54 Schoharie 60.23 1.0813
55 Schuyler 55.10 1.0 (0.9892)
56 Seneca 50.64 1.0 (0.9091)
51 St. Lawrence 51.39 1.0 (0.9224)
57 Steuben 54.10 1.0 (0.9711)
58 Suffolk 85.11 1.5279
59 Sullivan 71.79 1.2888
60 Tioga 53.64 1.0 (0.9629)
61 Tompkins 54.92 1.0 (0.9858)
62 Ulster 71.98 1.2922
63 Warren 58.66 1.0530
64 Washington 58.66 1.0530
65 Wayne 53.74 1.0 (0.9647)
66 Westchester 86.73 1.5570
67 Wyoming 55.00 1.0 (0.9874)
68 Yates 50.64 1.0 (0.9091)

 

 

Last Updated: October 24, 2017