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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Frequently Asked Questions

IV. Davis-Bacon Wage Surveys


Why should I participate?

Survey results are based solely on the information received during the course of a survey. Your participation is crucial to the process. The higher the level of participation, the more WHD can be confident that the wages it publishes reflect the prevailing wages in the area. Where WHD receives insufficient wage data for a particular county, WHD may be required to consider wage data from projects in surrounding counties or even counties across the entire state to determine a prevailing wage rate, or WHD may be required to omit classifications from the published wage decision. Omitting classifications on wage decisions may increase the number of conformances necessary on DBRA- covered construction projects. Your participation makes a difference.