Facilities Planning

2012-2013 Regional Cost Factors

A regional cost factor is applied to the State Building Aid formula for contracts signed on or after July 1, 2012 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, 2012 and June 30, 2013. 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, 2012 and June 30, 2013
Co. # County Composite Index
01 Albany  51.63 1.0419
02 Allegany 46.65 1.0 (0.9414)
03 Broome 47.19 1.0 (0.9523)
04 Cattaraugus 46.94 1.0 (0.9472)
05 Cayuga 44.65 1.0 (0.9011)
06 Chautauqua 46.65 1.0 (0.9414)
07 Chemung 48.24 1.0 (0.9735)
08 Chenango 49.81 1.0051
09 Clinton 47.61 1.0 (0.9608)
10 Columbia 55.30 1.1159
11 Cortland 48.68 1.0 (0.9823)
12 Delaware 49.61 1.0051
13 Dutchess 64.43 1.3001
14 Erie 52.68 1.0631
15 Essex 47.95 1.0 (0.9676)
16 Franklin 47.95 1.0 (0.9676)
17 Fulton 51.63 1.0419
18 Genesee 50.34 1.0159
19 Greene 54.45 1.0989
20 Hamilton 50.53 1.0196
21 Herkimer 47.83 1.0 (0.9651)
22 Jefferson 45.48 1.0 (0.9179)
23 Lewis 44.48 1.0 (0.9179)
24 Livingston 48.43 1.0 (0.9772)
25 Madison 47.83 1.0 (0.9651)
26 Monroe 48.43 1.0 (0.9772)
27 Montgomery 51.63 1.0419
28 Nassau 77.54 1.5648
30 NYC 89.02 1.7964
40 Niagara 50.79 1.0249
41 Oneida 47.83 1.0 (0.9651)
42 Onondaga 47.95 1.0 (0.9677)
43 Ontario 48.43 1.0 (0.9772)
44 Orange 63.92 1.2899
45 Orleans 50.20 1.0131
46 Oswego 47.58 1.0 (0.9602)
47 Otsego 49.95 1.0080
48 Putnam 70.21 1.4168
49 Rensselaer 51.63 1.0419
50 Rockland 68.23 1.3769
52 Saratoga 50.62 1.0214
53 Schenectady 51.63 1.0419
54 Schoharie 51.63 1.0419
55 Schuyler 48.52 1.0 (0.9791)
56 Seneca 45.22 1.0 (0.9125)
51 St. Lawrence 45.48 1.0 (0.9179)
57 Steuben 48.07 1.0 (0.9700)
58 Suffolk 77.54 1.5648
59 Sullivan 62.51 1.2614
60 Tioga 47.24 1.0 (0.9534)
61 Tompkins 49.38 1.0 (0.9966)
62 Ulster 63.01 1.2716
63 Warren 49.73 1.0034
64 Washington 49.73 1.0034
65 Wayne 48.43 1.0 (0.9772)
66 Westchester 77.00 1.5538
67 Wyoming 49.01 1.0 (0.9890)
68 Yates 49.55 1.0 (0.9125)

 

Last Updated: May 7, 2013