News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Survey of Building Construction Projects to Ensure Maryland Workers Covered by Proper Wage Rates

BALTIMORE, MD – To help establish prevailing wage rates, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a survey of building construction projects in several Maryland counties.

The survey includes wages paid on all building construction projects between March 1, 2017, and Feb. 28, 2018, in the following Maryland counties: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, Somerset, St. Mary's, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester.

The survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects. The information provided for this survey will be used to establish prevailing wage rates as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

"Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers where the work takes place," said Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Mark Watson. "The U.S. Department of Labor can only accomplish this with strong participation by employers in the Maryland building construction industry."

Without significant employer participation, wage rates may not reflect actual wages or may create incomplete wage determinations, which lead to requests for further classifications. Wage data should be submitted for all projects meeting the criteria, regardless of funding sources.

Notification letters and data collection forms, known as WD-10s, are being sent to interested parties and contractors known to WHD. Responses must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2018, to be included. To complete the survey electronically, visit

You do not need to receive a letter to answer the survey. If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process or completing the WD-10 form, contact William E. Schweizer at 267-687-4031.

Wage and Hour Division
July 6, 2018
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