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Department of Labor encourages construction industries to join survey involving wage rates

The U.S. Department of Labor is asking employers in Arizona’s heavy and highway construction industries to participate in a survey to help the department’s Wage and Hour Division establish prevailing wage rates for construction workers employed on federally funded and federally assisted projects.

The Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts directs the department to set the prevailing wage rates that reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the county where the work takes place.

This survey requests information about wages paid to construction workers on all heavy and highway construction projects in Arizona that occurred between Oct. 1, 2022, and Dec. 29, 2023. This is a statewide survey and is not limited to federally funded construction projects. The division began collecting data on Sept. 15, 2023, and will conclude the survey on Jan. 15, 2024.

The division encourages all stakeholders to participate in the survey. Participation in the survey process is critical to the publication of prevailing wage and fringe benefits that accurately reflect the rates paid. Complete determinations can reduce the need for contractors to request additional labor classifications.

Letters will be sent to interested parties and contractors known to the division and will include directions on how to complete the survey. Employers are encouraged to and to do so by Jan. 15, 2024. The Wage and Hour Division has improved the online data collection form. This new version is available for this survey. Those seeking to submit their information by mail should call (866) 236-2773 and request a form be mailed. All contractors and other interested parties are encouraged to participate and need not receive a letter to do so. Learn more about the surveys.

If you have questions about the survey process and forms, please contact the Davis-Bacon Survey Center at 866-236-2773 or

The division will offer online briefings about the surveys and instructions for completing the survey on Sept. 26 and 28, as well as Oct. 17 and 19, 2023. Register to attend an upcoming briefing.


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