Wage rates

Find all the Washington state wage rates updates and information that is currently available.

Certified payroll

Use Davis-Bacon Compliance for federal aid projects or the Certified Payroll instructions for non-federal aid projects.

See here for Davis-Bacon Compliance Assistance and Forms WH-347

For WSDOT contract specific questions, please contact the Project Engineers Office that is managing your current project.  

State Prevailing Wages – Published 8/1/2022, Effective 8/31/2022

Minimum Wage 14.49 per hour (effective 1/1/2022)

State Prevailing Wages – Published 2/1/2022, Effective 3/3/2022

Minimum Wage 14.49 per hour (effective 1/1/2022)

Past Prevailing Wages – Published 12/1/2022, Effective 12/30/2022

Minimum Wage 14.49 per hour (effective 1/1/2022)

Past State Prevailing Wages - Published 8/2/2021, Effective 9/1/2021

Minimum Wage $13.69 per hour (effective 1/1/2021)

Past State Prevailing Wages - Published 8/3/2020, Effective 9/2/2020

Minimum Wage $13.50 per hour (effective 1/1/2020)

Past State Prevailing Wages - Published 2/3/2020, Effective 3/4/2020

Minimum Wage $13.50 per hour (effective 1/1/2020)

Past State Prevailing Wages - Published 8/1/2019, Effective 8/31/2019

Minimum Wage $12.00 per hour (effective 1/1/2019)

Please check for L&I revisions that may effect these rates prior to bid opening - use Chrome to view

Regulations

Map information

Neighboring states

Occupation notes

These documents are included on this web site to help clarify nature of the highway project, the type of work performed and the correct scope of work to be used. They are used for informational purposes only.

For historical wage decisions and federal decisions for building and residential construction projects, please contact: Kari Beardslee

Federal wage information for Washington state - WSDOT contracts

Highway Construction Rates Currently in Effect (PDF 392KB)

WA 1 - Revision Schedule, Current Modification [8] Last Revised - 9/15/2022
Newest Revisions for:

Highway rates

  • Decision: WA20220001 (WA1) - Revised - 9/15/2022

Heavy rates

  • Decisions: WA68 - WA104 - Revised - 9/15/2022

Building rates

  • Decisions: WA8 - WA67 - Revised - 9/15/2022

Hanford site only

  • Highway / Heavy / Building
    Decision: WA20200002 (WA2)REVISED - 2/25/2022

When to include Davis-Bacon Wage Schedules other than highway in a contract

Summary of Types of work and associated decision type (PDF 80KB)
Information regarding Prevailing wage requirements of various laws applicable to government contracts

See Federal Guidance Memos 130 & 131 (PDF 37KB) for detailed explanation.

This memo from the USDOL outlines the differing types of work performed in each of the classifications of construction to help in determining which or which combination of the Highway, Heavy, or Building rates should be published in the contract.

Zone Pay Areas for listed occupations - Zone Pay Base Point Table (PDF 128KB)

Heavy rates & building rates

Please make selection below to view revisions. Heavy & Building contain links to active wage documents. Click decision # to view wages.

Select Heavy or Building
Dredging Rates - WA105 & WA3 are located in Heavy rates.

Certified payroll

Use Davis-Bacon Compliance for Federal Aid Projects or the Certified Payroll instructions for non-Federal Aid projects.

For WSDOT contract specific questions, please contact the Project Engineers Office that is managing your current project. 

WA1 revision history Info

Occupation not listed?

To obtain an applicable wage determination for a construction project not covered by a published wage determination, use the SF-308 form.

Tools and templates

When to Issue a Federal Wage Addendum (PDF 209KB)

Federal Addendum Template (DOC 30KB

General Special Provisions (GSP's) for WSDOT contracts with federal wages

GSP's for federal wages - 2022 Standard Specification - See Division 1-07.9 for complete text on wages.

Other helpful resources

The 10 Day Rule

10-Day Rule Template (DOCX 31KB)

As recognized by FHWA 29CFR 1.6

All actions modifying a general wage determination shall be effective with respect to any project to which the determination applies, if notice of such actions is published before contract award (or the start of construction where there is no contract award), except as follows:

In the case of contracts entered into pursuant to competitive bidding procedures, a modification, notice of which is published less than 10 days before the opening of bids, shall be effective unless the agency finds that there is not a reasonable time still available before bid opening to notify bidders of the modification and a report of the finding is inserted in the contract file.

A copy of such report shall be made available to the Administrator upon request. No such report shall be required if notice of the modification is published after bid opening.

All actions modifying a general wage determination shall be effective with respect to any project to which the determination applies, if notice of such actions is published before contract award (or the start of construction where there is no contract award), except as follows: In the case of contracts entered into pursuant to competitive bidding procedures, a modification, notice of which is published less than 10 days before the opening of bids, shall be effective unless the agency finds that there is not a reasonable time still available before bid opening to notify bidders of the modification and a report of the finding is inserted in the contract file.

A copy of such report shall be made available to the administrator upon request. No such report shall be required if notice of the modification is published after bid opening.

See US Department of Labor for more information on this CFR.

The date that the rates are published, is the date they are effective for all projects that have not yet opened for bids. We will make every possible effort in getting the most current wages into our projects, without delaying the bid opening.

If there is not time, notify bidders of a revision prior to bid opening, document the exclusion with the job file memorandum (DOCX 31KB). This acknowledges that there are revisions to the Wages incorporated into the contract, but there was not enough time to include the revisions.

A change order will be issued for any revisions that directly effected the wage rate in the contract.

Should a wage determination fail to be incorporated in part or entirely in a covered contract and/or a wage determination has incorporated that clearly does not apply to the contract (e.g. inaccurate description of project, inaccurate location in a wage determination request), what should be done?

a) Document
b) Incorporate a valid wage determination retroactive to the beginning of construction through supplemental agreement or through change order. The contractor must be compensated for any increases in wages resulting from such contract change. 29 CFR 1.6(f)

If a contract has not been awarded within 90-days after bid opening, modifications prior to award to a general wage determination in the contract shall be effective with respect to that contract unless the agency requests and obtains an extension of the 90-day period from the USDOL Wage and Hour Division.

See occupation codes by county below

Federal wage resources

Federal Wage Subject Information

Information of Interest

WSDOT contracts - occupation codes by county

County list by region

Northwest - Region 1

Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom

North Central - Region 2

Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan

Olympic - Region 3

Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Thurston

Southwest - Region 4

Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum

South Central - Region 5

Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Walla Walla, Yakima
Eastern - Region 6 Adams, Ferry, Franklin, Lincoln, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman

Occupation codes - listing

Occupation code Counties covered (occupation coded to be revised)

CARP0001-008

COLUMBIA RIVER AREA - ADAMS, BENTON, COLUMBIA, DOUGLAS (EAST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN), FERRY, FRANKLIN, GRANT, OKANOGAN (EAST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN) AND WALLA WALLA COUNTIES SPOKANE AREA: ASOTIN, GARFIELD, LINCOLN, PEND OREILLE, SPOKANE, STEVENS, WHITMAN AND YAKIMA
CARP0003-006 SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON: CLARK, COWLITZ, KLICKITAT, LEWIS(Piledriver only), PACIFIC (South of a straight line made by extending the north boundary line of Wahkiakum County west to Willapa Bay to the Pacific Ocean), SKAMANIA AND WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES and INCLUDES THE ENTIRE PENINSULA WEST OF WILLAPA BAY
CARP0770-003 CENTRAL WASHINGTON:CHELAN, DOUGLAS (WEST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN), KITTITAS, OKANOGAN (WEST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN) AND YAKIMA COUNTIES
CARP0770-006 WESTERN WASHINGTON: CLALLAM, GRAYS HARBOR, ISLAND, JEFFERSON, KING, KITSAP, LEWIS (excludes piledrivers only), MASON, PACIFIC (North of a straight line made by extending the north boundary line of Wahkiakum County west to the Pacific Ocean), PIERCE, SAN JUAN, SKAGIT,SNOHOMISH, THURSTON AND WHATCOM COUNTIES
ELEC0046-001 CALLAM, JEFFERSON, KING AND KITSAP COUNTIES
ELEC0048-003 CLARK, KLICKITAT SKAMANIA COUNTIES
ELEC0048-029 COWLITZ, WAHKIAKUM
ELEC0073-001 ADAMS, FERRY, LINCOLN, PEND OREILLE, SPOKANE, STEVENS, WHITMAN COUNTIES
ELEC0076-002 GRAYS HARBOR, LEWIS, MASON, PACIFIC, PIERCE, AND THURSTON COUNTIES
ELEC0112-005 ASOTIN, BENTON, COLUMBIA, FRANKLIN, GARFIELD, KITTITAS, WALLA WALLA, YAKIMA COUNTIES
ELEC0191-003 ISLAND, SAN JUAN, SNOHOMISH, SKAGIT AND WHATCOM COUNTIES
ELEC0191-004 CHELAN, DOUGLAS, GRANT AND OKANOGAN COUNTIES
ENGI0302-003 CHELAN (WEST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN), CLALLAM, DOUGLAS (WEST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN), GRAYS HARBOR, ISLAND, JEFFERSON, KING, KITSAP, KITTITAS, MASON, OKANOGAN (WEST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN), SAN JUAN, SKAGIT, SNOHOMISH, WHATCOM AND YAKIMA (WEST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN) COUNTIES
ENGI0370-002 ADAMS, ASOTIN, BENTON, CHELAN (EAST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN), COLUMBIA, DOUGLAS (EAST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN), FERRY, FRANKLIN, GARFIELD, GRANT, LINCOLN, OKANOGAN (EAST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN), PEND OREILLE, SPOKANE, STEVENS, WALLA WALLA, WHITMAN AND YAKIMA (EAST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN) COUNTIES
ENGI0612-006 LEWIS, PIERCE, PACIFIC (THAT PORTION WHICH LIES NORTH OF A PARALLEL LINE EXTENDED WEST FROM THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF WAHKAIKUM COUNTY TO THE SEA IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON) AND THURSTON COUNTIES
ENGI0701-002 CLARK, COWLITZ, KLICKITAT, PACIFIC(SOUTH), SKAMANIA, WAHKIAKUM
IRON0014-005 ADAMS, ASOTIN, BENTON, COLUMBIA, DOUGLAS, FERRY, FRANKLIN, GARFIELD, GRANT, LINCOLN, OKANOGAN, PEND ORIELLE, SPOKANE, STEVENS, WALLA WALLA AND WHITMAN COUNTIES
IRON0029-002 CLARK, COWLITZ, KLICKITAT, PACIFIC, SKAMANIA, AND WAHKAIKUM COUNTIES
IRON0086-002 YAKIMA, KITTITAS, CHELAN
IRON0086-004 CLALLAM, GRAYS HARBOR, ISLAND, JEFFERSON, KING, KITSAP, LEWIS,
MASON, PIERCE, SKAGIT, SNOHOMISH, THURSTON, AND WHATCOM COUNTIES
LABO0001-002 CALLAM, GRAYS HARBOR, ISLAND, JEFFERSON, KING, KITSAP, LEWIS,MASON, PACIFIC (NORTH OF STRAIGHT LINE MADE BY EXTENDING THE NORTH BOUNDARY WAHKIAKUM COUNTY WEST TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN), PIERCE, SAN JUAN, SKAGIT, SNOHOMISH, THURSTON AND WHATCOM COUNTIES CHELAN, DOUGLAS (WEST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN), KITTITAS AND YAKIMA COUNTIES
LABO0238-004 ADAMS, ASOTIN, BENTON, COLUMBIA, DOUGLAS (EAST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN), FERRY, FRANKLIN, GARFIELD, GRANT, LINCOLN, OKANOGAN, PEND OREILLE, STEVENS, SPOKANE, WALLA WALLA AND WHITMAN COUNTIES
LABO0238-006 COUNTIES EAST OF THE 120TH MERIDIAN: ADAMS, ASOTIN, BENTON, CHELAN, COLUMBIA, DOUGLAS, FERRY, FRANKLIN, GARFIELD, GRANT, LINCOLN, OKANOGAN, PEND OREILLE, STEVENS, SPOKANE, WALLA WALLA, WHITMAN
LABO0335-001 STATEWIDE
LABO0335-019 CLARK, COWLITZ, KLICKITAT, PACIFIC (SOUTH OF A STRAIGHT LINE MADE BY EXTENDING THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF WAHKIAKUM COUNTY WEST TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN), SKAMANIA AND WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES
PAIN0005-004 CLALLAM, GRAYS HARBOR, ISLAND, JEFFERSON, KING, KITSAP, LEWIS, MASON, PIERCE, SAN JUAN, SKAGIT, SNOHOMISH, THURSTON AND WHATCOM COUNTIES
PAIN0005-006 ADAMS, ASOTIN; BENTON AND FRANKLIN (EXCEPT HANFORD SITE) ; CHELAN, COLUMBIA, DOUGLAS, FERRY, GARFIELD, GRANT, KITTITAS, LINCOLN, OKANOGAN, PEND OREILLE, SPOKANE, STEVENS, WALLA WALLA, WHITMAN AND YAKIMA COUNTIES
PAIN0055-002 CLARK, COWLITZ, KLICKITAT, PACIFIC, SKAMANIA, AND WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES
PAIN0055-007 CLARK, COWLITZ, KLICKITAT, SKAMANIA and WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES
PLAS0072-004 ADAMS, ASOTIN, BENTON, CHELAN, COLUMBIA, DOUGLAS, FERRY, FRANKLIN, GARFIELD, GRANT, KITTITAS, LINCOLN, OKANOGAN, PEND OREILLE, SPOKANE, STEVENS, WALLA WALLA, WHITMAN, AND YAKIMA COUNTIES
PLAS0528-001 CLALLAM, GRAYS HARBOR, ISLAND, JEFFERSON, KING, KITSAP, LEWIS, MASON, PACIFIC (NORTH), PIERCE, SAN JUAN, SKAGIT, SNOHOMISH, THURSTON, AND WHATCOM COUNTIES
PLAS0555-002 CLARK, COWLITZ, KLICKITAT, PACIFIC (SOUTH), SKAMANIA, AND WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES
PLUM0032B CLALLAM, KING AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES
TEAM0037-002 CLARK, COWLITZ, KLICKITAT, PACIFIC (South of a straight line made by extending the north boundary line of Wahkiakum County west to the Pacific Ocean), SKAMANIA, AND WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES
TEAM0174-001 CLALLAM, GRAYS HARBOR, ISLAND, JEFFERSON, KING, KITSAP, LEWIS, MASON, PACIFIC (North of a straight line made by extending the north boundary line of Wahkiakum County west to the Pacific Ocean), PIERCE, SAN JUAN, SKAGIT, SNOHOMISH, THURSTON AND WHATCOM COUNTIES
TEAM0690-004 ADAMS, ASOTIN, BENTON, CHELAN, COLUMBIA, DOUGLAS, FERRY, FRANKLIN, GARFIELD, GRANT KITTITAS, LINCOLN, OKANOGAN, PEND OREILLE, SPOKANE, STEVENS, WALLA WALLA, WHITMAN AND YAKIMA COUNTIES

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