Prevailing Wage

Prevailing Wage Act 

The Prevailing Wage Act (Title 12-4-401 (Part 4)) protects wage earners from unfair practices regarding pay on state-funded highway construction projects. The Act also requires the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to conduct a survey to determine wage rates for various job classifications for state-funded highway construction projects. The data are solicited from the state's contractors annually in highway construction. You may reach us by calling the Labor Standards Unit at 844-224-5818.

State Highway
Prevailing Wage Rates

Year Rates

Prevailing Wage Act for State Highway Projects

Prevailing Wage Rates Clarification - Definition of Terms (Published November 30, 2017)
Prevailing Wage Act Effective Date January 1, 2014

Prevailing Wage Rules – Tennessee Department of Labor

Prevailing Wage Rules