Shop Rate Increase -- FAQs
What is included in the proposed rate?
The rate includes the actual average hourly labor, and fringe benefits Facilities pays to employees in each of the five shop rate areas. In addition, a nominal charge is added for consumable supplies such as nuts, bolts, screws, and nails that cannot be easily charged to individual work orders. No other billing mark-ups are charged to our customers.
How does the new rate compare to others?
The proposed hourly rates are substantially lower than equivalent local service providers. Some examples of local service provider rates include but are not limited to:
· Carpenters $65
· Electricians $75
· Auto Shop $60
Although institutional approaches to charging shop rates vary significantly from university to university, as do wages and benefits, UTSA Facilities shop rates are comparable to other UT System academic institutions.
How often will these rates change?
Shop rates are reviewed annually and adjusted for changes in salary and benefits actually paid to Facilities employees doing the work.