Wage and Hour Survey – Residential Construction

The Residential Construction survey is complete.

L&I published the survey results on Nov 19, 2020. Adjusted rates became effective on Dec 19, 2020. For more information about the survey results please contact Sean Anderson at 360-902-5337, or by email at Sean.Anderson@lni.wa.gov. Information about the Residential Construction survey will remain at this location for informational purposes.

The Prevailing Wage Program for L&I conducted a wage and hour survey to set prevailing wage rates for trades involved in residential construction for public projects. This survey was open to companies and other employers who employed construction workers on public or private residential projects. The survey covered all work performed from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

L&I identified registered contractors who represented workers in the trades which have residential occupations, or whose license status would allow the company to perform this work during the survey period. Other interested parties, such as labor unions, also were included and received a survey announcement letter .

Survey participation is voluntary but the results are used to establish prevailing wages that accurately reflect current wages for residential construction in your area.

What is residential construction?

"Residential construction" means construction, alteration, repair, improvement, or maintenance of single-family dwellings, duplexes, apartments, condominiums, and other residential structures not to exceed four stories in height, including the basement, in the following categories:

(i) Affordable housing, including permanent supportive housing and transitional housing, which may include common spaces, community rooms, recreational spaces, a management office, or offices for the purposes of service delivery;
(ii) Weatherization and home rehabilitation programs for low-income households; and
(iii) Homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters.
"Residential construction" does not include the utilities construction, such as water and sewer lines, or work on streets, or work on other structures unrelated to the housing.

What occupations apply to residential construction?

Survey Participation

We offer the option to file survey forms online or using a paper form.

Online Survey Form

  1. Print and read the online survey instructions. The instructions applied to the online survey.
  2. The link to file an online survey has been expired. The deadline to submit a survey was March 6, 2019.

 Print a paper wage survey for the residential construction occupations

  1. Print and read the survey instructions for filing a paper survey. The instructions apply to the paper survey.
  2. Download and print both pages of the survey form.
  3. Completed survey forms needed to be returned by the due date March 6, 2019.

Additional information about the surveys