The Commissioner of Labor makes an annual determination of the Building Service rates (Article 9)
prevailing rates which are in effect from July 1st through June 30th of the following year.
The Labor Law requires public work contractors and subcontractors to pay a service employee under
a contract for building service work for a public agency, a wage of not less than the prevailing
wage and supplements (fringe benefits) in the locality for the craft, trade, or occupation of
the service employee. Such a public work building service contract must be in excess of one
thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00).
Building service employee includes, but is not limited, to watchman, guard, building cleaner,
porter, janitor, gardener, groundskeeper, stationary fireman, elevator operator and starter,
fire safety director, window cleaner, and occupations relating to the collection of garbage or
refuse, and to the transportation of office furniture and equipment, and to the transportation
and delivery of fossil fuel but does not include clerical, sales, professional, technician and
Building service employee also does not include any employee to whom the provisions of Article
8 are applicable.
Any corrections and changes to these schedules will normally be posted on the first business day of each month. The table below shows the current and past status of corrections and changes to these schedules.