Aviation & Defense Testing

Hourly Wage Comparison

Metro Area Aircraft Mechanic Computer Programmer Electrical Engineer Engineering Technician Machine/ Maintenance Mechanic Systems Analyst Welder
Yuma $23.76 $21.15 $36.84 $25.36 $18.30 $29.69 $16.61
Los Angeles $30.65 $39.23 $49.07 $29.29 $19.83 $38.51 $21.56
Riverside/ San Bernardino $29.00 $36/96 $46.26 $27.75 $18.94 $36.29 $20.55

* Source: Economic Research Institute, Local labor market information agencies

Fringe and mandated Benefit Costs

Metro Area Retirement and Savings Plans Life and Health Insurance Social Security Worker's Compensation Unemployment Insurance Total Benefits Paid by Employer Local Index
Yuma $17,680 $36,790 $27,324 $5,303 $980 $88,077 100.00%
Los Angeles $23,491 $48,880 $36,304 $11,512 $1,666 $121,853 138.30%
Riverside/ $22,215 $46,224 $34,332 $10,927 $1,666 $115,363 131.00%

Property Tax Cost

Assessment Ratio Effective Tax Rate Taxable Property
Metro Area Tax Rate Personal Real Personal Real Personal Real Total Tax
Yuma 9.46% 20.00% 20.00% 1.89% 1.89% $5,000,000 $0 $94,600 *
Los Angeles 1.16% 100.00% 100.00% 1.16% 1.16% $5,000,000 $0 $57,850
Riverside/ San Bernardino 1.10% 100.00% 100.00% 1.10% 1.10% $5,000,000 $0 $54,775

Utilities

Metro Area Electricity Water Sewer Annual Costs Index
Yuma $48,925 $9,602 $10,548 $69,075 100.00%
Los Angeles $65,016 $24,290 $17,658 $106,964 154.90%
Riverside/ San Bernardino $65,016 $9,300 $12,000 $86,316 125.00%