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

    None that are not federally funded.

  • Career and Technical Education

    91% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

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

  • 5-Year Average Job Growth Rate (2011-16)

    1.3%.

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

All public works contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $25,000 or more must use E-Verify. No law for private businesses or state agencies.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

3.8%.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

4.9

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

17.2%

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

53%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.89%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

9.99%

Capital Spending % As Share of Total State Spending (2013)

8.0%