Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Frequently Asked Questions
IV. Davis-Bacon Wage Surveys
Do I have to participate in a survey and is it important to participate?
No and yes. The purpose of Davis-Bacon wage surveys is to collect information on wage rates and fringe benefits paid to mechanics and laborers working on construction projects.
The results of the survey will determine wage rates to be paid on future federally financed or assisted projects subject to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. If contractors or other interested parties do not provide wage data a prevailing wage rate may be determined without universal participation. It is therefore necessary that we secure all wage data for projects within the survey time frame.