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What is "prevailing wage"?

It is the wage construction and maintenance contractors must pay their employees for work on projects paid for by public funds, such as a state office building or county roads.

L&I is responsible for establishing these wages. To do this, it researches average pay and benefit levels paid to different worker trades/occupations in the largest city of the county where the work is being done.



For more detail, see L&I's Prevailing Wage section:
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