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Dollar Threshold Amount for Contract Coverage

Dollar Threshold Amount for Contract Coverage Under State Prevailing Wage Laws - January 1, 2010

Table of Dollar Threshold Amounts for Contract Coverage Under State Prevailing Wage Laws

STATE 1

THRESHOLD AMOUNT

Alaska

$ 2,000

Arkansas

75,000

California

1,000

Connecticut

400,000 for new construction

100,000 for remodeling

Delaware

100,000 for new construction

15,000 for alteration, repair, renovation, rehabilitation, demolition, or reconstruction

Hawaii

2,000

Illinois

None

Indiana

150,000

Kentucky

250,000

Maine

50,000

Maryland

500,000

Massachusetts

None

Michigan

None

Minnesota

25,000 where more than one trade is involved

2,500 where a single trade is involved

Missouri

None

Montana

25,000

Nebraska

None

Nevada

100,000

New Jersey

2,000

14,187

New Mexico

60,000

New York

None

Ohio

78,258 for new construction 2/

23,447 for remodeling 2/

Oregon

50,000

Pennsylvania

25,000

Rhode Island

1,000

Tennessee

50,000

Texas

None

Vermont

250,000

Washington

None 3/

West Virginia

None 4/

Wisconsin

25,000 5/

Wyoming

25,000

Footnotes:

1/ Eighteen States do not have prevailing wage laws. These States are Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and Virginia.

2/ Ohio. Beginning January 1, 1996, and every two years thereafter, threshold amounts will be adjusted according to the change in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census Implicit Price Deflator for Construction, provided that no increase or decrease may exceed 6 percent for the two-year period.

3/ Washington. A separate law applicable only to State college/university construction provides for a $25,000 threshold amount.

4/ West Virginia. A $50,000 threshold is applicable for projects of the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council.

5/ Wisconsin. For those contracts in which local governments are responsible for a minimum funding of at least $1,000,000 in a private enterprise dominated project, then the prevailing wage rates would apply to the entire project no matter how much private funding is responsible for of the total cost of the project.


States Without Prevailing Wage Laws

Alabama - repealed in 1980

Arizona - invalidated by 1980 court decision
Repealed in referendum in 1984

Colorado - repealed in 1985

Florida - repealed in 1979

Georgia -

Idaho - repealed in 1985

Iowa -

Kansas - repealed in 1987

Louisiana - repealed in 1988

Mississippi -

New Hampshire - repealed in 1985

North Carolina -

North Dakota -

Oklahoma - invalidated by 1995 court decision

South Carolina -

South Dakota -

Utah - repealed in 1981

Virginia -

Office of Performance, Budget, and Departmental Liaison
Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Department of Labor

This document was last revised in December 2009.