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Prevailing Wage

Getting Started

Find out what a "public works" job is, what "prevailing wages" are and how they are determined.

Prevailing Wage Rates

Look up, print and/or download rates for prevailing wage jobs by county and trade ("Scope of Work"). Find out what types of jobs must be paid prevailing wage on public works projects and how to file a complaint if you think you are not receiving the proper wage.

Intents & Affidavits

File Intents and Affidavits or view approved Intents and Affidavits posted here on the Internet for public agencies, contractors, and the general public to view and print.

Weatherization

Recovery.gov logoLearn How Federal Stimulus Funds ARRA Funds (American Reinvestment and Recovery Act) and Weatherization Funds affect Prevailing Wage in Washington.

Retainage Release

By law, public agencies must withold final payment (or retainage) on a public works contract until given proof that all taxes due for that work have been paid.

Employer Responsibilities

What are the responsibilities of employers, contractors and sub-contractors who accept work on public works projects?

Awarding Agencies

In awarding a contract, public agencies need to determine whether the contract involves "public work" and communicate this to employers in bid specifications and contracts.

Advisory Committee

Find out about scheduled meetings of the Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee and read the minutes of previous meetings.

Prevailing Wage Policies & Determinations

This is an initial listing of current public works policies regarding prevailing wage.

Prevailing Wage Forms & Publications

Print or request forms for wage claims, complaints, certified public payroll records, intent and affidavit and other prevailing wage forms. Get the Prevailing Wage Law booklet.

Prevailing Wage Electronic Mailing Lists

The Prevailing Wage Program now has two electronic mailing lists. You may join one or both of the mailing lists. Please click on the link for the mailing list you wish to access.


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