Prevailing Wage Compliance

Purpose: Provide helpful information in order to assist those who process prevailing wage issues.

A.  Prevailing Wage Information:


B.  Oversight Procedures: Proper Documentation


C.  Required Jobsite Postings: The Contractor must ensure all labor compliance posters and the project specific prevailing wage rates are posted on the construction site, in a conspicuous area, prior to the commencement of work.  Jobsite postings should be discussed at the pre-construction meeting.  Additional information regarding jobsite posters can be located in the MDOT Construction Manual in Division 1 Section 1.07.


D.  Training: Slides to Assist with Understanding Prevailing Wage Oversight Procedures

  •  Presentations:

Introduction (March 2021) PDF icon

Prevailing Wage Components (March 2021) PDF icon

Contract Documents (March 2021) PDF icon

Wage Decisions (March 2021) PDF icon

Wage Rate Interviews (March 2021) PDF icon

Overtime (March 2021) PDF icon

Certified Payrolls (March 2021) PDF icon

Truck Drivers (March 2021) PDF icon

LCP Tracker - Contractor (April 2020) PDF icon

  • MDOT Wage Classification Understandings:

Understanding Guardrail PDF icon

Minimum Weighted Overtime PDF icon

Truck Driver - Sample Fringe Calculation PDF icon

Overtime Qualifications Workers (Salaried Workers) PDF icon

Contractor Ownership and Prevailing Wages PDF icon

DBRA (USDOL) Fact Sheet #66 PDF icon

E.  Prevailing Wage Assistance:



Please send questions or comments about this page to:

Adam Strong
Prevailing Wage Compliance Specialist
Cell Phone: 517-719-7344

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Revised April 2020