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This information on this page is provided to all E2MA members to assist in budgeting labor costs in Chicago.  The data provided is derived directly from show kits forwarded to us by E2MA members, and industry colleagues.  We welcome any and all contributions to this effort.  If you have a show kit to share send it to shauna@e2ma.org.


Below is the average costs for advanced/direct straight-time, over-time and double-time labor costs. This data was taken from 12 shows in Chicago.


  ST- Direct
OT- Direct
DT- Direct ST- Advanced
OT- Advance DT- Advanced
 
           
Averages:
$134.48 $202.26 $265.57 $112.77 $169.83 $222.68


Below is the list of shows in Chicago used in the calculation of these cost averages.
The shows listed in green are low cost shows, the shows listed in blue are average cost shows, and the shows listed in red are high cost shows.



The following rates, which are indicative of each show's cost level are for Direct Labor.



Show
Date GC   ST OT DT
IHA
March 2014
Freeman
   $97.55 $146.35 $190.00
SAE 2014
October 2014
GES   $100.50 $148.20 $196.00
Process Expo
November 2013
GES
  $108.07 $173.86 $213.37
PIC-AICS
June 2014
TEAMWORK   $116.00
$171.00
$203.00







Pittcon 2014
March 2014
GES
  $131.25 $197.00 $262.50
RS of NA
November 2014
Freeman
  $136.00 $203.90 $271.95
ASCO
May2014
Freeman
  $136.45 $204.70 $272.85
             
DDW
April 2014
Freeman   $158.35 $237.50 $316.70
AHA
November 2014
Freeman
  $166.25
$249.40 $332.55
ICE/ENDO
June 2014
Freeman
  $166.25 $249.40 $332.55
LUGPA
November 2014
J & J
  $170.25 $255.50
$341.75



Updated 3/13/15

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