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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Frequently Asked Questions

IV. Davis-Bacon Wage Surveys


Is WHD only collecting data on federally funded construction projects?

No. WHD collects data on all construction projects within the survey parameters when conducting a wage survey. This includes privately funded, state funded, locally funded and federally funded construction projects. Data on building and residential projects that are subject to a DBRA is not used to determine prevailing wage rates unless data received on other projects is insufficient to determine a prevailing wage rate. Federal wage data is always included in the determination of prevailing wage rates for heavy and highway wage surveys.

All wage data within the survey parameters, whether on federally, state, local or privately funded construction projects, is requested.