Prevailing Wage Rate Determinations
Applicable prevailing wage rates are those wages and fringe benefits in effect on the date the contract is awarded. All pre-determined rate increases listed at the time the contract is awarded must also be paid, beginning on the dates specified.
Rates may change between the time of issuance of the determination and the award of the public works contract. Therefore, verification must be made to insure that the rates contained in the determination are prevailing rates in effect for the specific location the work is being performed prior to the award of the public works contract. If a new rate is not listed after the expiration date, the old rate will be deemed the prevailing wage rate.
All contractors and subcontractors performing public work for a public body shall post the prevailing wage rates for each craft and classification, including the effective date of any changes to the rate, in a prominent and easily accessible place at the site of the work or at such places that are used by employers to pay workers their wages.
Current Prevailing Wage Rates
The following current Prevailing Wage Rates are provided for Informational Purposes Only. Official Prevailing Wage Determinations are issued by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Wage and Hour Compliance, Public Contracts Section, for specific projects by request of the contracting Public Entity. TO ACQUIRE OFFICIAL PREVAILING WAGE RATES FOR A SPECIFIC PROJECT, YOU MUST CONTACT THE CONTRACTING PUBLIC ENTITY.
The Prevailing Wage Rate Determinations list the wage and fringe benefit rates based on collective bargaining agreements established for a particular craft or trade on the locality in which the public work is performed. In New Jersey, rates vary by county and statewide and by the type of work performed. Please note: All rates designated as expired "remain in effect" until new rates are posted.
Please click on the county in which the jobsite is located to access the rates for building trades, or scroll to the end of the list and click on "Statewide Rates" to access rates for Operators and Heavy & General Laborers.
Archived Prevailing Wage Rates
The following archived Prevailing Wage Rates are provided for information purposes only. Please click on a county to access the archived rates for building trades, or scroll to the end of the list and click on "Statewide Rates" to access archived rates for Operators and Heavy & General Laborers.
If you have a question about the archived prevailing wage rates, please contact the Public Contracts section in the Division of Wage and Hour Compliance at (609) 292-2259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.