To find out whether a particular job is a public works project and whether a particular job classification must be paid prevailing wage:

Public works projects paid for by public funding must pay prevailing wage rates for the following jobs.


Brick Masons

Building Service Employees (Janitors, Waxers, and Window Washers)

Cabinet Makers


Carpenter Tenders

Carpet and Resilient Floor Layers

Cement Masons

Certified Asbestos Abatement Workers

Clean-up Laborers

Construction Site Surveyor

Diver and Diver Tender

Drywall Applicators (Drywall Nailers and Sheetrock Installers)

Drywall Finishers (Tapers)

Electrical Fixture Maintenance Workers

Electrician Motor Shop

Electronic Technicians

Elevator Constructors

Fence Erectors and Fence Laborers



Heat & Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers

Heating Equipment Mechanics

Hod Carriers, Mason Tenders and Mortarmen

Industrial Power Vacuum Cleaner

Inland Boatmen

Inside Wireman Electrician

Insulation Applicators



Laborers in Utilities Construction

Landscape Construction

Landscape Maintenance


Marble Setters

Metal Fabricators


Operating Engineers (Equipment Operators)

Outside Telephone Line Construction


Pile Drivers


Playground & Park Equipment Installers

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Power Line Clearance Tree Trimming

Power Line Construction Electricians

Ready Mix Truck Drivers

Refrigeration Mechanics

Remote Controlled Cleaning, Inspection and Sealing of Underground Sewer and Water Systems


Sheet Metal Workers

Sign Makers & Sign Installers

Sprinkler Fitters

Stage Rigging Mechanics (Nonstructural)

Stone Masons

Street Sweepers (Non-construction)

Telecommunication Technicians

Terrazzo (Artificial Marble)Workers

Terrazzo Workers' Helpers, Tile and Marble Setters' Helpers (Finishers)

Tile Setters

Tinting and Coating Installers

Traffic Control Stripers

Truck Drivers

Utilities Construction (Underground Sewers and Water Lines)

Water Well Drillers, Exploration Drillers, Water Well Pump Installers, and Equipment Oilers

These links go to the official scopes of work listings in Chapter 296-127 WAC.