Pennsylvania

  • Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy; however, state and local government entities have implemented PLA requirements.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $25,000.

  • Right to Work

    No.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on transportation projects and allows for unsolicited bids. Statute neither permits nor prohibits P3s on vertical construction projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 98% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $165,933,000 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2020.

     

  • Career and Technical Education

    99% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Pennsylvania does recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate

    2.2%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Pennsylvania

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Progress payments within 20 days after invoice and final payment 30 days after acceptance, unless otherwise agreed.
Public: Progress payments within 45 days of invoice and final payment 30 days after acceptance, unless otherwise agreed.
Subs: For both public and private, the prime must pay sub and the sub must pay lower tiers within 14 days of receiving payment.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

Construction industry employers are required to utilize E-Verify for all hiring. All public works contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $25,000 or more must use E-Verify.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

4.2%.

Incidence Rate

3.8

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

21.9%

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

55.3%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.51%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

9.99%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$9,596