Prevailing Wage Rates for Public Works Contracts

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Look up Prevailing Wage rates with effective dates as far back as March 4, 1998.

  • Expand/collapse Which rates (effective date) should you select?

    The prevailing wage rates, in a particular county, are determined by the bid due date for a public works project and these rates apply to that project until it is completed, unless the contract award date is six months or more after the bid due date. In this case the award date would determine the rates to be paid. The bid due date is the date that General Contractor bids for the project are due to the Awarding Agency. All sub-contractors use this same bid due date and award date.

  • Expand/collapse When are Prevailing Wage rates updated?

Updated Prevailing Wage rates are published twice each year:

  • The first business day of February (effective 30 days later).
  • The first business day of August (effective 30 days later).
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