Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Davis Bacon by State

Davis-Bacon wages are the minimum wages that can be paid to people working on federal and government projects. This is an act that was passed in 1931 in order to prevent these projects from driving down the wages on private construction projects in the same area. This wages determined by the Sec. of labor and calculates the prevailing wages for different classes of contractors. they determined this by surveying contractors across the country and setting forth specific wages for each county in each state.

 To find out what the prevailing wages in your county it's best to discuss this with the Davis-Bacon professional. If you're interested in hiring employees under a government contracted jobs or for a federal project this is going to be highly important.you'll need to know what your county charges before you set up the project. You'll do this by contacting a Davis-Bacon prevailing wage provider. because there are dozens of websites and lots of confusing information the best thing to do would be to contact someone that works with Davis-Bacon and find out directly what the prevailing wage is in your County. Specific jobs and positions will be defined first and the median per hour earnings will be determined for each of these positions.

Prevailing wage rates may also take into account the benefits that go along with the position and potential overtime pay. if you are considering being hired on for a government position or a federal project you can determine the approximate average earnings of a professional in a specific field within a certain location to keep up with the law. Comparing these prevailing wages will help you to discover where your positions most successful and in which location.

For exact rates on specific earnings contact a Davis-Bacon provider:
Contact Information:
15600 Redmond Way #203
Redmond, WA 98052

Phone: (425) 889-8855 ext 1
Fax: (425) 827-1987
Email: dbpa@davisbacon.org

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