BOLI Construction Industry Occupational Wage Survey


Each year, the Oregon Employment Department (OED) conducts an independent geographical wage survey of the construction industry on behalf of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. This page provides information and resources for contractors who are completing the survey.



2013 Downloadable Forms

     Report Online:

     Survey Spreadsheet for Electronic Filing

     Survey Forms

     Survey Book

Reference Information

     Survey Instructional Tutorial PowerPoint

     Occupation Region Reporting Table

     Map of Wage Rate Regions

     Frequently Asked Questions

     Contact Information


Survey for January 2014 delayed

Those contractors who normally receive a survey form in February will receive their survey in July. The delay in the survey is necessary to synchronize data collection without requiring some contractors to report twice in the same year.

Why is the survey being delayed?

Beginning in 2011, half of the surveyed contractors were sent surveys in February, while the other half of contractors received a survey in July. By splitting data collection we could provide the Commissioner with updated estimates twice a year, instead of once a year.


Contractor and stakeholder feedback has indicated that surveying contractors in February and July is confusing. Some contractors are not sure when we want information reported. Some stakeholders are not clear how collected information is used to produce estimates. The delay will allow us to address these concerns without adding additional burden to contractors.


Information about the upcoming survey will be sent in May 2014. Over the coming months we will provide updates about the survey on our website, If you have questions about the survey please contact us.

Recent Updates

Jan. 2014 In 2014 the survey will begin collecting information from contractors once a year. Contractors who are normally surveyed in February were sent a letter indicating that they would not be surveyed until July.

Dec. 2013 Contractors reported over 740,000 hours of journey-level data in the 2013. A summary of survey results was released in the Annual Report.

June 2013 An FAQ document to address some frequently asked questions about the survey was added.

June 2013 Need help finding which Wage Rate Region you worked in? The Map of Wage Rate Regions will let you know which city, or county fits into which region.


How do I file electronically?



1. Complete and sign the first page of the survey form on the cover of this booklet. This portion of the survey must be returned either by mail or scanned within an emailed document. You must return the signature page.

2. You may report online at or email your data in an Excel format using the downloadable template above. Please do not convert the Excel template into a PDF file.

Contact Us



BOLI Wage Survey Unit

Oregon Employment Department

875 Union Street NE, Room 207

Salem, OR 97311


Contact us at:

Direct: 503-947-1282

Toll Free: 800-262-3912 ext. 71282

Fax: 503-947-1210

Jason Payton
Wage Unit Coordinator

John Miller

Research Analyst



If you have more than 10 employs to report it may be easier to complete the Survey Spreadsheet for Electronic Filing and follow the directions below.


If you have fewer than 10 employs to report it may be easier to complete the online version of the survey


3. You may either email the data to or transfer the data to a CD.

4. On the subject line of your e-mail please write: WAGE DATA FROM SURVEY ID _____. Your survey ID number is on the back cover of the survey booklet.

5. In the message section of your email please identify your firm name, the name of the person completing the survey, and a phone number at which this person can be reached.

6. Attach the wage data and signed first page. You may also mail this page. Please make sure that you have scanned the document for viruses and that no macros are included in the file.

7. We will send verification that we received the wage data within two business days.