General Inquiries

Per Diems

  • 1.  Per Diems

    Posted 10-19-2017 17:28
    Can anyone give me feed back as to what they are paying to their staff in per diems when they travel out of town for non-union jobs?  We are at $30 per day (we pay hotels) and are considering increasing it.  Just trying to see what the norm is.

    Rebecca Jenne CPA, CCIFP
    International Lining Technology, Inc.
    Reno NV
    (775) 284-2930

  • 2.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-20-2017 07:42
    We also pay $30 per day, as well as, paying for hotels and flights.

    Amanda Muzichuck A.A.S, CNAP
    Paramount Contract Services LLC
    Pittsburgh PA
    (412) 281-9650

  • 3.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-20-2017 07:57

    We pay $30 per day as well.



    Robert McManus

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Main: 404.361.5154 | Direct: 404-965-9349

    PO Box 45717 | Atlanta, GA 30320  | Facebook


  • 4.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-20-2017 09:54
    ​$30 a day and we pay for hotel.
    have on occasion gone as high as $50 day in high expense cities...but this is rare and job specific

    Lyn Karalexis
    Professional Electrical Contractors of CT Inc.
    Norwood MA
    (781) 440-2932

  • 5.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-23-2017 17:22
    We pay $30/day as well as paying for hotel rooms.

    Thomas Lowrey CPA
    Scott Bridge Co., Inc.
    Opelika AL
    (334) 749-3936

  • 6.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-22-2018 08:43
    We pay $30 per day as well. Has anyone increased this lately? We are contemplating increasing and wanted some input on what other companies are doing.


    Michael Soileau CPA, MBA
    Hernandez Consulting and Construction

  • 7.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-23-2018 07:54

    We pay $30 for meals as well and have no plans to increase it.



    Robert McManus

    Chief Financial Officer

    Direct: 404.965.9349 

    Main: 404.361.5154 | Fax: 404.965.9355

    PO Box 45717 | Atlanta, GA 30320






  • 8.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-23-2018 08:12

    We also pay $30 per day + we pay for their hotel


    Diane Graham

    Accounting Manager

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    208 W 25th Street. Norfolk, VA 23517

    Direct: 757.477.9136

    Office: 757.651.3455


  • 9.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-23-2018 09:10
    Yes, we increased our Per Diem to $50/day a while back.  In some of the markets that we build, $30 wasn't cutting it, and our traveling employees were grumbling!

    Diana McPheeters
    UEB Builders, Inc
    Dallas TX
    (480) 222-9103

  • 10.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-23-2018 09:18
    ​We just increased ours from $25 per day to $35 per day.  We pay Team Leaders and Supers $45 per day.  We also pay for the hotels when they're out of town.

    Michael Spinosa, CPA
    Chief Financial Officer
    Evans Roofing Company
    Elmira NY
    (607) 734-8838

  • 11.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-24-2018 09:55
    We pay $30 per day as well (company pays for hotel) and in some states we pay $40 due to the higher cost of living.

    Janel Davidson
    Coleman Industrial Construction, LLC
    North Kansas City MO
    (816) 741-8383

  • 12.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-25-2018 11:28
    ​What do you consider "out of town" or how many miles from the main office do the per diem amounts kick in?

    Matt McCloskey CCIFP
    Operations Controller
    Allan Myers
    Worcester PA
    (610) 584-3468

  • 13.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-27-2018 06:39
    Our per diem policy kicks in at 80 miles from our office/shop and we pay $140 per day for lodging and meals.

    Jay Chapman
    President/ CEO
    Hartman & Hartman, Inc.
    Eighty Four PA
    (724) 239-6002

  • 14.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-29-2018 10:18
    Do any union employers have similar information? We pay between $25-$40 a day for meals and we pay for key employee hotel rooms. We've also decided to pay above scale in many areas of the state that have lower base wages (in some cases it is over a $3/hr increase) but we still seem to have some grumbles coming back from employees that it's not enough.

    Nicolle Taylor-Sheafor
    Accounting Manager
    Hardman Construction, Inc.
    Ludington MI
    (231) 316-5326

  • 15.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-30-2018 09:50
    Does the IRS still require treating the amount in excess of the published rates for a given area as income to the employee?

    William Miranda BS
    BOA Construction
    Denver CO
    (303) 892-1973

  • 16.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 10-30-2018 09:53
    ​We pay $45 per day plus cover the cost of the hotel room. If the per diem is billable to the client we pay the billable amount which is often more then the $45 per day.

    Cynthia Walters CCIFP
    Project Accountant
    CTI and Associates, Inc.
    Northville MI
    (313) 418-4423

  • 17.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 11-06-2018 14:58
    We have offices in Florida and New York.  We currently pay $51 per day. I'm being told that $51 is not enough for the NY area, especially in the Manhattan area.  Does anyone have any feedback on what they think is appropriate for employees working in that area?

    Stephanie Sawyer BS-SIU
    Kokolakis Contracting
    Tarpon Springs FL
    (727) 942-2211

  • 18.  RE: Per Diems

    Posted 11-07-2018 08:14
    I thought you may have interest in this article...

    Bill Ratliff, CPA
    Scott Contracting, LLC
    Suwanee, GA