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Dollar Threshold Amount for Contract Coverage

Dollar Threshold Amount for Contract Coverage Under State Prevailing Wage Laws

January 1, 2013

Historical Tables

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

STATE 1

THRESHOLD AMOUNT

Alaska

$ 25,000

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

$ 350,000

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

$ 50,000 aggregate cost for maintenance and repair

New Mexico

$ 60,000

New York

None

Ohio

$200,000 for new construction 2/

$60,000 for remodeling 2/

Oregon

$ 50,000

Pennsylvania

$ 25,000

Rhode Island

$ 1,000

Tennessee

$ 50,000

Texas

None

Vermont

$ 100,000

Washington

None 3/

West Virginia

None 4/

Wisconsin

$100,000 where a multiple-trade project of public works is involved 5/
$48,000 where a single trade project of public works is involved

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. Ohio has distinct thresholds for work that involves roads, streets, alleys, sewers, ditches, and other works connected to road or bridge construction. The threshold for new construction that involves such work is $78,258. The threshold for remodeling that involves such work is $23,447.

Beginning January 1, 1996, and every even-numbered year thereafter, the Ohio director of commerce must adjust all the contract threshold amounts in accord with a formula set by the Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 4115.034.

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. A multiple-trade project of public works is one in which no single trade accounts for 85 percent or more of the total labor cost of the project. Where a multiple-trade project of public works is involved, a threshold of $234,000 applies to public works projects erected, constructed, repaired, remodeled, or demolished by a private contractor for: (1) a city or village with a population of less than 2,500 or (2) a town.


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 -

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This document was last revised in December 2012.