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This information on this page is provided to all E2MA members to assist in budgeting labor costs in Washington, D.C. 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

Below is the average costs for advanced/direct straight-time, over-time and double-time labor costs. This data was taken from 3 shows in Washington, D.C..

  ST- Direct OT- Direct
DT- Direct ST- Advance
OT- Advance DT- Advance
$117.90 $177.43 $280.63 $86.08 $152.83 $205.13

Below is the list of shows in Washington, D.C. used in the calculation of these cost averages.
The shows listed in green are low cost shows, the shows listed in blue are average cost shows, and the shows listed in red are high cost shows.

The following rates, which are indicative of each show's cost level are for Direct Labor.

Date GC   ST OT DT
March 2014
  $103.70 $154.05 $257.90
May 2015 Freeman
$124.00 $186.25 $292.00
May 2015
Freeman   $126.00 $192.00 $292.00

*Updated 6/2/15

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