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Wage & Hour Prevailing Wages

Did you know that if you work on a state funded construction project, you are entitled to be paid by your employer, the prevailing wage rate that is established for your classification of work?

Each year, the Wage & Hour section of the West Virginia Division of Labor establishes the “Prevailing Hourly Rate” of wages in each of the classification of work for building, highway and heavy construction projects, ensuring that all workmen on those projects receive a uniform and fair rate of pay and benefits for the type of work they perform.

The prevailing rate for each locality is determined by the Labor Commissioner on an annual basis.  Information is solicited from public authorities and contractors; both union and non-union alike. Once received, the data is analyzed and the rates for all 55 counties in West Virginia are determined separately.

Last year alone, over a million dollars was collected for the workers of this state who were underpaid for work performed on such projects.  All investigative and legal services that were provided by the Wage & Hour section in making those collections, were free of charge to the employees who received compensation.

The West Virginia Division of Labor, continuing to assure the prosperity of the construction workers of this state.

Division of Labor 2013 Wage Rates- 2013 wage rates for prevailing wage law

Division of Labor 2012 Wage Rates- 2012 wage rates for prevailing wage law

Division of Labor 2011 Wage Rates- 2011 wage rates for prevailing wage law

Division of Labor 2010 Wage Rates- 2010 wage rates for prevailing wage law

Division of Labor 2009 Wage Rates- 2009 wage rates for prevailing wage law

2014 Prevailing Wage Survey (pdf) or (xls)- We are now accepting surveys for 2014.

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