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Prevailing Wage

  • Prevailing Wage

    Michigan's Prevailing Wage law covers construction workers employed on state financed or sponsored construction projects. Under this act the Wage and Hour Division establishes wage and fringe benefit rates to be paid construction workers on state projects.


    On June 6, 2018, Michigan’s Prevailing Wages on State Projects law, Act 166 of 1965 was repealed as the result of a legislative initiative; the repeal was given immediate effect. Wage and Hour, therefore,  will no longer issue prevailing wage rates, and updates to surveys will not be made.  Any survey or other prevailing wage information filed with Wage and Hour in the future will be returned to the sender.


    The Department is reviewing its responsibilities and obligations subsequent to the repeal. Please peruse our web-site at for updated information.  Thank you.


    Repealed 6/6/2018  Prevailing Wages on State Projects, Public Act 166 of 1965, as amended  

    Repeal of Michigan's Prevailing Wage Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Contracts that require the payment of rates established by the federal Davis Bacon Act are not covered by the Michigan Prevailing Wages on State Projects, Public Act 166 of 1965, as amended. Questions regarding the federal Davis Bacon Act can be directed to the United States Department of Labor at 866-4-USWAGE (866-487-9243), or you can visit their web site at 

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