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#42395 09/20/04 04:38 PM
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Hi,
Does anybody know what is the prevailing wage for electricians in New York City?

How about your city or state?

I think it is about $25 in Arkansas.

Just curious these days.

-regards

Mustang

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What do you mean by prevailing wage? In CA, there is such a thing as a prevailing wage that a contractor/employer is REQUIRED to pay his employees when working on a government job that costs over, I believe, $10,000. That pretty much means every government job. I'm not sure about electrical, but on the plumbing jobs my dad has been doing on the coast, he's been required to pay $40-something an hour. He told me the wage for one area was around $60. Pretty darn good money for a person who doesn't have to worry about anything other than showing up for work.

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Prevailing Wage is the hourly wage, usual benefits and overtime, paid in the largest city in each county, to the majority of workers, laborers, and mechanics. Prevailing wages are established, by the Department of Labor and Industries, for each trade and occupation employed in the performance of public work.

-regards

mustang

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Chicago: $31.80


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#42400 09/20/04 06:12 PM
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davis bacon is not prevailing wage

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OK. It doesn't sound like what you're talking about is a requirement. Simply a reference, correct? What I was referring to is a requirement, or the contractor/employer is in violation of the law.

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no i am just curious. i know a freind who just got offered job in manhattan for $34 an hour and $175 a day per diem..

so we wanted to see what the prevailing wage in the area was..

i am not looking for a definition or anything...just curious about what is the prevailing wage in different areas..

davis bacon work is scale work..

prevailing wage is usually what the union gets

-regrds

mustang

[This message has been edited by mustangelectric (edited 09-20-2004).]

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Davis-Bacon is prevailing wage. Contractors turn in their wage and benefit rates, that is how prevailing wage is determined. Union scale is usually slightly higher than prevailing wage due to increases in wages and benefits since the prevailing wage was determined.

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then all work is davis bacon work?

i thought prevailing wage was determined by the predominant pay for the majority of workers in a particular class, and place.

regards

mustang

[This message has been edited by mustangelectric (edited 09-20-2004).]

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