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News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey Of Metro Washington State’s Building and Heavy Construction

SEATTLE, WA – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a building and heavy construction survey in all metropolitan counties of Washington to collect data to establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects, and covers active building and heavy construction projects in metropolitan counties between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017.

"Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the county where the work takes place. The U.S. Department of Labor needs the full participation of the Washington construction industry community to set prevailing wage rates," said the Wage and Hour Division's Acting Regional Administrator Juan Coria. "Full participation by contractors and interested parties will allow us to provide accurate prevailing wages and to create complete wage determinations which, in turn, reduces the need for contractors to request additional classifications." 

Notification letters and data collection forms (WD-10s) are being sent to interested parties and contractors known to the Wage and Hour Division. Data must be postmarked by September 28, 2018, to be included. If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process and forms, contact Luis Cabuhat at (415) 241-3538 or Rose Huynh at (415) 241-3539.

To complete the survey electronically, visit

You do not need a letter to answer the survey.

Wage and Hour Division
August 7, 2018
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Media Contact: Leo Kay
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Media Contact: Jose Carnevali