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Below are the average costs for Advanced/Direct straight-time, overtime, and double-time Material Handling costs. This data was taken from 24 cities in the nation.

        DIRECT      

MATERIAL HANDLING

(National Average Rate / cwt)

  CRATED   UNCRATED  

Special

Handling

 
 STRAIGHT TIME (ST)
  $89.56   $130.47
  $124.76
 
 OVERTIME (OT)
  $121.01   $186.65
  $166.49
 
 DOUBLE TIME (DT)
  $133.88   $201.75
  $176.62
 

 
        ADVANCED
     
 

MATERIAL HANDLING

(National Average Rate / cwt)
  CRATED
  UNCRATED

Special

Handling


STRAIGHT TIME (ST)   $93.64
  $118.92
  $128.61
 
OVERTIME (OT)
  $127.91
  $161.89
  $175.03
 
DOUBLE TIME (DT)
  $141.71
  $202.46
  $194.81
 




Below is the list of cities in the United States used in the calculation of these cost averages.
The cities listed in green are Low-cost cities;

the cities listed in blue are Average-cost cities;

and the cities listed in red are High-cost cities.



The following rates, which are indicative of each cities' average cost level are for Crated Shipments sent Direct.

CITY/STATE  

ST

(per cwt)

 

OT

(per cwt)

 

DT

(per cwt)

 
San Antonio,  TX
  $50.90
   $93.50
 
 
Durham,  NC
  $59.50   $77.25   $89.25  
St. Louis,  MO
  $60.75  
 
 
Nashville,  TN
  $63.00   $82.00   $94.50  
Salt Lake City,  UT
  $63.35   $79.20  
 
Denver,  CO
  $70.41   $88.01  
 
Orlando,  FL
  $71.59   $92.70   $94.38
 
St. Paul,  MN
  $73.00   $92.50
 
 
Las Vegas,  NV
  $76.65   $99.43  
 
Dallas,  TX
  $77.00   $98.38   $126.00
 
Minneapolis,  MN
  $77.95  
 
 
               
Chicago,  IL
  $87.59   $107.80   $127.00
 
Phoenix,  AZ
  $88.00   $132.00  
 
New Orleans,  LA
  $89.50   $115.56   $137.90  
Washington, D.C.
  $93.65   $99.10  
 
Tampa,  FL
  $95.25   $106.25  
 
               
San Francisco,  CA
  $102.48   $141.23
 
 
Seattle,  WA
  $104.25   $131.00  
 
Los Angeles,  CA
  $112.00   $140.00

 
Miami,  FL
  $112.13   $140.16  
 
San Diego,  CA
  $111.14
  $156.23
 
 
Philadelphia,  PA
  $117.00   $197.25   $263.00  
New York,  NY
  $132.52   $163.58  
 
Boston,  MA
  $159.82   $228.17  
 


This information on this page is provided to all E2MA members to assist in budgeting electrical costs in the United States.  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 meredith@e2ma.org.


Updated 06/15/16

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