Davis Bacon Act / Prevailing Wage

Davis-Bacon Act/Prevailing Wage

The federal Davis-Bacon Act is a Depression-era wage subsidy law enacted in 1931, whose time has run out. In a 21st Century global economy, it is essential to allow the free market system to determine wages.

 ABC strongly supports legislative and regulatory efforts designed to limit the negative effects of the Davis-Bacon Act and state prevailing wage laws.

State Affairs

ABC Prevailing Wage Summary

No state prevailing wage law.

Get up to date Dollar Threshold Amount for Contract Coverage and a listing of states that have repealed "Little Davis-Bacon" laws.

Federal Legislative Information

Federal Compliance Information

The Prevailing Wage Resource Book was developed by the U.S. Department of Labor as a training tool for use in prevailing wage conferences.

The Field Operations Handbook includes the Davis-Bacon Act and Related acts, and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act language.

Federal Wage Survey Information

Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations
Locate Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations quickly and easily.

Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Surveys
Davis-Bacon survey schedule, survey start dates, data collection completed, survey results and more.

Davis Bacon Helpers
Helpers are semi-skilled workers who are used widely and successfully in private sector construction. Helpers are prevented from working on federal construction projects because the Department of Labor (DOL) will not recognize them as a "prevailing work practice" under the Davis-Bacon Act.

Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates Form (WD-10)