Department Seeks Wage Rates from Mo Contractors -
Deadline Feb. 1
The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Labor Standards (DLS) is seeking assistance from Missouri contractors in determining the locally prevailing wage rates paid to Missouri workers in the various construction occupations.
The Prevailing Wage Law of Missouri establishes a minimum wage rate that must be paid to workers on public works construction projects in Missouri, such as bridges, roads, and government buildings. Prevailing wage rates differ by county, and also by types of work. For more information about the Prevailing Wage Law, visit the DLS home page.
Each year, DLS gathers wage information from public and private commercial construction projects across the state from contractors, labor organizations, and public entities. This wage information is used to determine wage rates for each of the 26 different occupational titles and their subgroups for each of the 114 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis. The wage information received is compiled for each occupational title in each county. The highest number of hours reported for a particular wage rate for an occupational title in a county becomes that county’s prevailing wage rate. Some occupational titles include bricklayer, stone mason, carpenter, communication technician, electrician, and millwright. For a complete list of occupational titles, see the Public Bodies Guidebook.
This information should be submitted by February 1, 2011, so that the Department can consider it to determine wage rates for the Annual Wage Order that will be issued in March 2011.
To submit wage information, access the Contractor’s Report of Construction Wage Rates. Instructions on how to submit wage information are located on the back of the form. Incomplete or unsigned forms will not be accepted by the DLS. Wage information can be mailed, faxed, or submitted electronically.
If you have any questions regarding the survey or any general prevailing wage questions, please do not hesitate to contact DLS at 573-751-3403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.