Prevailing Wage Policies & Determinations

Prevailing Wage determinations are issued by the L&I's Industrial Statistician. A determination by the Industrial Statistician is a more formal and lengthy process for responding to your questions. The Industrial Statistician will make a determination, such as which scope to use, based on the facts presented. Sources used to make a determination include the laws, rules, and case law as well as legislative history and intent.

View a list of pending determination requests that have been submitted to L&I, or find out how to request an Industrial Statistician Determination.

List of selected prevailing wage topics

The List of Prevailing Wage Topics includes scopes of work, types of jobs and other areas pertaining to prevailing wage. Topics are listed in alphabetical order. Each topic includes a brief summary and link to the full policy or determination document.

For questions about appropriate prevailing wage rates, contact us at pw1@lni.wa.gov.

Browse policies and determinations

This is an initial list of current public works policies and determinations regarding prevailing wage.

DateSubjectNumber
04-22-20 Determination - Valve Actuator Repair at Columbia Generating Station 04222020
04-08-20 Determination - Requirements for Third Party Vendors - On Site Equipment Repair 04082020
01-29-19 Determination - Cedar Hills Landfill 01292019
01-04-19 Redetermination – Northshore Sheet Metal, Inc. 01042019
01-03-19 Determination – Landscape Laborer 01032019
07-24-18 Determination – Northwest Ironworkers Employers Paid Time Off Plan 07242018
05-30-17 Determination – Well Driller/Operating Engineer 05302017
04-06-17 Determination – Removal & Clean-up of Power Lines & Poles 04062017
03-27-17 Determination – Refinish Gymnasium Floors Scope of Work 03272017
01-30-17 Determination – Metropolitan Tract Properties Managed Under the Oct. 30, 2014 Management Agreement 01302017
12-21-16 Determination – Preparation to Swimming Pool and Pool Deck Prior to Painting 12212016
12-09-16 Determination – NSC-BNSF Railway Structures/Realignment Project (Fencing) 12092016
11-07-16 Prevailing Wage Credit for Public Works Projects 11072016
10-31-16 Determination – Appropriate Prevailed Rate for Construction of Multi-Story, Supported Scaffold for use by Multiple Trades 10312016
10-17-16 Determination – Construction Site Surveyors - Sound Transit - Point Defiance Bypass Track and Signal Improvements Project 10172016
09-14-16 Subcontractor Filing Multiple Prevailing Wage Intents and Affidavits When Performing Work Under Multiple Entities in a Single Public Works Project 09142016
04-22-16 Redetermination of Industrial Statistician's August 29, 2012 Removal of Excavated Material from Construction Site Determination 04222016
04-12-16 Withdrawal: Pier Demolition and Dredging Determination Request 04122016
03-11-16 Filing on Behalf of Policy with Addendum 03112016
03-08-16 Redetermination of Industrial Statistician's July 26, 2012 SIP Forms Determination 03082016
01-29-16 Determination Boiler Replacement 01292016
01-08-16 Withdrawal: SCRAPS Incinerator Repairs Determination Request 01082016
12-30-15 Determination Geothermal Installation Scope 12302015
12-28-15 Determination Port of Seattle Tenant Improvement 12282015
08-13-15 Redetermination - Installation of Plexipave Tennis Courts 08132015
07-31-15 Prevailing Wage Survey Methodology 07312015
06-01-15 Prevailing Wage Classification for Stockman 06012015
05-26-15 Prevailing Wage Determination Scope of Work for the Installation of the Traffic-Pedestrian Railing 05262015B
05-26-15 Prevailing Wage Determination Scope of Work for the Installation of the Cable Safety Rail 05262015A
05-27-15 Intec Prevailing Wage - Memorandum of Understanding 05272015
04-22-15 Prevailing Wage Rate for the Construction of a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Structure 04222015
04-06-15 Prevailing Wage Requirements for Portable Toilets 04062015C
04-06-15 Prevailing Wage Requirements for Lock and Locksmith Work 04062015B
04-06-15 Office Cubicles and Furniture 04062015A
02-25-15 Clarification/Reconsideration of August 7, 2013 Determination - Construction Site Surveyors Work on SR 99 Deep Bore Project. 02252015
02-06-15 Tug Boat Towing Work on the Seattle Tunnel Project 02062015B
02-06-15 Tug Boat Towing Work on the Terminal 117 Cleanup & Sediment & Upland Expansion Project in the Duwamish River 02062015A
02-03-15 Tug Boat Towing Work on the SR 520 Pontoon Construction Design Build Project 02032015
11-17-14 Prevailing Wage Classification for Laying Geothermal Piping 11172014
11-10-14 Tukwila Pool – Floor and Wall Installation 11102014
10-31-14 Travel Time for Concrete Pumping Activities 10312014C
10-31-14 Briarwood Elementary Landscape Construction 10312014B
10-31-14 Prevailing Wage Classifications for Specific Concrete Procedures 10312014A
10-03-14 Seattle Tunnel Project – Temporary Ventilation Duct Work 10032014
09-19-14 Overtime on a Joint Federal and WA State Project 09192014
04-17-14 Determination – Replacing Water Meters 04172014
09-12-13 Calculation of Prevailing Wage Overtime Requirements on Joint Federal-State Projects 09122013
08-30-13 Prevailing Wage Requirements for Travel Time and Loading and Unloading Employer’s Truck 08302013
08-13-13 Stray Electrical Current Testing on Railroad Tracks 08132013
08-07-13 Construction Site Surveyors – work to enable regional effects monitoring of tunneling operations 08072013
07-15-13 Telecommunication Technicians and Electronic Technicians Scopes of Work and Electrical Licensing Laws 07152013B
07-15-13 Valve, Valve Actuator Maintenance/Repair/Refurbishment – Columbia Generating Station 07152013A
07-11-13 Telecommunication Technicians and Electronic Technicians Scopes of Work and Electrical Licensing Laws 07112013
06-19-13 Tennis Court Surface Installation – Cement Masons 06192013
05-28-13 Piping Work for Geothermal Heat Pump Systems 05282013
04-19-13 Cost to Public Entity for Moving and Supplementing Privately Owned Utilities 04192013
04-18-13 Delivery of Precast Concrete Tunnel Liners 04182013
04-17-13 Data Cabling Work – Telecommunications Technicians; Electronic Technicians 04172013
04-16-13 Fireboat Construction 04162013
04-08-13 Valve and Valve Actuator Work — Columbia Generating Station 04082013
04-05-13 Youth Haven Project Qualifies for Residential Construction Rates 04052013
04-04-13 Irrigation Districts — Certain Projects Exempt from Prevailing Wage Requirements 04042013
03-28-13 Telecommunications — No Prevailing Wage Requirement for Certain Leased Equipment 03282013
02-28-13 Usual Benefits 02282013B
02-28-13 How to Calculate the Hourly Rate of Contribution for Usual (Fringe) Benefits as Part of the Prevailing Rate of Wage 02282013A
02-22-13 Closed Loop Geothermal Drilling 02222013
02-06-13 Off-Site Bulldozing of Excavated Material Removed from Construction Site 02062013B
02-06-13 Removal of Industrial Engine & Machine Mechanic Wage Rates 02062013A
11-26-12 Installation of Fiber Optic Cable Between Traffic Signal Cabinets 11262012
11-13-12 Tunnel Pay Requirements for Electrical System Installation 11132012B
11-13-12 Installation of Fire Protection Sprinkler System in Firefighters Quarters Not “Residential Construction” 11132012A
09-13-12 Power Substation Maintenance 09132012
08-29-12 Removal of Excavated Material from Construction Site 08292012
08-28-12 Bore Drilling for Geothermal System 08282012
08-23-12 Home for Children with Disabilities — “Residential Construction” 08232012
08-17-12 Transitional Housing Not “Residential Construction” 08172012
08-15-12 Request for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Pipefitters Worker Classification and Rate for Snohomish County 08152012
08-06-12 Determination of Prevailing Wage Rate Classification for Stevens Court Buildings C and D 08062012
08-01-12 Union Terrace — Residential versus Commercial Wage Rates 08012012
07-26-12 Stay-In-Place Metal Forms/Decking — Murray Morgan Bridge 07262012
07-26-12 Precast Concrete Tunnel Liners — Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement 07262012
07-11-12 Review and Modification of Scaffold Erector Apprentices April 17, 2012 Determination 07112012
06-08-12 Prevailing Wage Requirements — Conservation District Reclamation/Restoration Projects 06082012
05-14-12 Precast Segments for the Sound Transit S440/S.200th Street Project 05142012
04-30-12 Request to Repeal Construction Site Surveyor Scope of Work Denied 04302012
04-17-12 Applicable Scope of Work for Scaffold Erector Apprentices 04172012
03-07-12 Handling of Electrical Equipment on Construction Sites 03072012
02-17-12 Land Surveyor's Association of Washington 02172012
12-14-11 Electronic Technicians — HVAC Control Systems 12142011
11-30-11 Bridge 99/560 Pedestrian Barrier 11302011
11-29-11 Social Security Number Requirements for Certified Payroll Record Reports 11292011
09-27-11 Vactor Truck Operation 09272011
08-23-11 Compensation for Special Shift Hours 08232011
08-18-11 Apprentices Indentured to Specific Trades 08182011
08-11-11 Bore Drilling for Geothermal System 08112011
07-29-11 Construction Site Surveyors 07292011
06-30-11 Manufactured Tunnel Liner Segments 06302011
06-21-11 Safespan System Installation 06212011
05-26-11 HVAC Controls and Direct Digital Controls (DDC) 05262011
05-05-11 Refrigeration Mechanics and Sheet Metal Workers 05052011
04-20-11 HUD Housing Projects — Housing Act of 1937 04202011
07-07-10 Landscape Construction — Water Garden Feature 07072010
05-19-10 Landscape Construction 05192010
01-28-10 Non-Governmental, Non-Profits Receiving WA Funds 01282010
10-05-09 Concrete Grinding, Polishing, Staining and Hardening 10052009
05-11-09 Requirement to File Statement of Intent to Pay Prevailing Wages and Affidavit of Wages Paid Form 05112009
03-10-09 Service and Repair of Fire Extinguishers 03102009
11-24-08 Residential Construction Farmworker Housing — La Posada E&W2 11242008
10-27-08 Residential Construction Farmworker Housing — La Posada E&W1 10272008
10-17-08 Brick and Marble Finishers MOU 10172008
08-12-08 Off Site Fabrication Pre-Cast Prison Cells — Mike Leininger — NWFCA Coyote Ridge 08122008B
08-12-08 Overtime Public and Private Work Allocation — McPhee, Workland & Witherspoon 08122008A
08-08-08 Cement Masons Polishing and Grinding Concrete Floors 08082008A
07-28-08 Residential Construction — Farmworker Housing — Columbia Point 07282008
07-14-08 Inside Electricians Tunnel Work — Elcon 07142008
06-27-08 HVAC TAB Testcomm Director's Arbitration Decision 06272008
05-30-08 Off Site Fabrication Control Panels — MD Control Systems 05302008
04-30-08 Redetermination, Bethlehem Construction, Inc. — Link Light Rail Project — Pre-cast Concrete Work 04302008
04-25-08 Fiber Optic Cable Installation-Fiber Guys-Sound Transit 04252008
04-15-08 Overtime Usual Benefits — Schwabe Granite NW 04152008B
04-15-08 Electronic Technician Fire Alarm Testing Intellisystems 04152008A
02-26-08 Power Pole Maintenance PUD 02262008
02-14-08 Modular Building Construction-Marysville School District 02142008
01-04-08 State Grant Funds — CTED-Monroe YMCA 01042008
12-19-07 Subsurface Utility Engineering Applied Professional Services 12192007
12-3-07 Decision of Office of Administrative Hearings - Testcomm 12032007
11-27-07 Off Site Fabrication Control Panels-TSI 11272007
11-19-07 Landscape Construction - Pacific Earth Works 11192007
11-01-07 Metal Fabrication Determination 11012007
07-09-07 Security Guards — Western WA Merchant Patrol 07092007
04-27-07 HVAC Duct Cleaning — Indoor Air Technologies 04272007
04-12-07 Design Build Projects WSDOT 04122007
03-30-07 Flashing Reglet and Drip Edge Installation — Icon Corporation 03302007
03-19-07 Stoner Electric Automated Door Systems 03192007
01-26-07 Drywaller #2 01262007
01-05-07 Fabricated Concrete 01052007
12-28-06 Turnkey Project 12282006
12-21-06 Drywaller 12212006
12-20-06 Automated Meter 12202006
11-17-06 Overtime 11172006
08-28-06 Baggage Conveyor and Dispenser 08282006
08-01-06 On-line Lottery Ticketing System 08012006
06-08-06 Sheet Metal Roofing Scope 06082006
05-30-06 Recycling Service Drop Boxes 05302006
05-09-06 HVAC TAB Testcomm Administrative Hearing Proposed Decision 05092006
05-08-06 Packaged vs. Non-Packaged Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings 05082006B
05-08-06 Packaged Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Scope 05082006A
04-20-06 Exclusion of Tunnel Differential 04202006
03-17-06 HVAC Air Balancing #3 03172006B
03-17-06 HVAC Air Balancing #2 03172006A
04-07-05 Grass Pavers 04072005
01-19-05 Erosion Control 01192005
10-20-04 HVAC Air Balancing 10202004
04-30-04 Herbicide Application 04302004
03-10-04 Silt Fence — Construction Barrier Fence 03102004
09-25-02 Erosion Control — Not Landscape Construction 09252002
10-18-00 Utilities Construction — Not Landscape Construction #2 10182000
10-15-99 Brick Pavers 10151999
08-05-99 Utilities Construction-Not Landscape Construction 08051999
09-09-98 Silt Fence — Construction Laborer — Not Fence Erector 09091998
11-23-93 Keystone Block Retaining Wall 11231993

Related Resources

Mailing address

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Prevailing Wage Section
PO BOX 44540
Olympia WA 98504-4540

Location

7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater WA 98501