Prevailing Wage Program

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The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) issues prevailing wage information for construction projects and other types of public work.

DLS issues prevailing wage schedules to cities, towns, counties, districts, authorities, and state agencies. Workers must receive these hourly wage rates when working on a public project. Prevailing Wage rate schedules vary by region, type of work and other factors. To get the proper rates for your region/job, you must request a determination. You may also request an example prevailing wage schedule below.

Awarding authorities are reminded that state contracts and state-aided contracts must also include the processes and procedures to ensure compliance with statutory Workforce Participation Goals, including reporting and enforcement provisions, for women and minorities. G.L. c. 149, § 44A(2)(G).

Contact Information


100 Cambridge Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02114
4 Summer Street , Room 212, Haverhill, MA 01830
Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station, 37 Shattuck Street, Lawrence , MA 01843
1 Federal Street, Building 101, 3rd Floor, Springfield, MA 01105
Taunton Career Center Building, 72 School Street, Taunton, MA 02780
Hadley Building, 167 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA 01581

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