Prevailing wage is the minimum hourly wage employers must pay certain workers who work on construction projects where state dollars are used to fund the construction. The prevailing wage includes the employer's cost of benefits.
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Labor Standards unit, is surveying wage rates paid on commercial, residential and highway/heavy construction projects in all 87 counties to determine prevailing wage rates. The department requests that all interested parties submit reports of hourly wage rates paid on projects performed during the past 12 months. Failure to submit a report means you do not participate in establishing the prevailing wage rate in your area.