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.

Boilermakers

Brick Masons

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

Cabinet Makers

Carpenters

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

Flaggers

Glaziers

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

Ironworkers

Laborers

Laborers in Utilities Construction

Landscape Construction

Landscape Maintenance

Lathers

Marble Setters

Metal Fabricators

Millwrights

Operating Engineers (Equipment Operators)

Outside Telephone Line Construction

Painters

Pile Drivers

Plasterers

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

Roofers

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.

Related Resources

  • pw1@Lni.wa.gov
  • 1-855-545-8163
  • Fax: 360-902-5300

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