What is prevailing wage?

Contractors and subcontractors on public works projects, regardless of the size, are required to pay their employees the prevailing wage for the county in which the work is being done. Wages are determined by the Industrial Statistician at the Department of Labor and Industries and can be located on the department’s website. The prevailing wages established at the time of the bid opening shall be in effect for the duration of the project.

Washington State RCW 39.12

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1. What is Public Work?
2. What is required of a Contractor once they are awarded a Public Works Contract?
3. When will I get my retainage back?
4. What do I need to bid on a Public Works project?
5. Why are bonds required?
6. What is retainage?
7. What is prevailing wage?
8. What is a Notice of Completion?
9. Are prevailing wages required for non-standard items?