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City prevailing wage rates

Labor Standards in the Department of Labor enforces prevailing wage rates on City contracts. Prevailing wage is:

  • A rate of pay determined by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Set by looking at the type of work and the geographic area where it is being performed.

Both the City of Philadelphia and the federal government regularly update their prevailing wage.

Name Description Released Format
Prevailing Wage Rates – June 2023 PDF Current Memorandum on Prevailing Wage Rates. September 5, 2023
Philadelphia Code 17-107 PDF Philadelphia Code governing prevailing wage rates on City contracts. April 17, 2019
Davis-Bacon Act poster PDF Poster explaining employee rights under the Davis-Bacon and related Acts. April 29, 2019