Renewable Energy

Hourly Wage Comparison

Metro Area First-Line Supervisors Assemblers & Fabricators Machinists Welders Production Supervisors
Yuma $23.20 $11.46 $19.11 $16.59 $22.61
Los Angeles $24.24 $15.30 $25.41 $16.55 $35.78
Riverside / San Bernardino $27.76 $14.69 $24.15 $16.63 $33.76

* 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 $213,637 $444,538 $330,167 $26,144 $17,500 $1,031,986 100.00%
Los Angeles $275,439 $573,135 $425,678 $68,138 $29,750 $1,372,139 133.0%
Riverside/ San Bernardino $262,458 $546,125 $405,617 $65,101 $29,750 $1,031,986 126.8%

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%