Prevailing Wage Rates are now available

Updated prevailing wage rates are now available. To view the rates, visit These rates are effective for work performed on public works projects on or after Monday, June 5, 2017.

According to the Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/0.01-12), contractors and subcontractors are required to pay laborers, workers, and mechanics employed on public works projects no less than the general prevailing rate of wages (consisting of hourly cash wages plus fringe benefits) for work ‚Äčof similar character in the locality where the work is performed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Conciliation and Mediation Division at (217) 782-1710 or (312) 793-1812, or email us at


Paul Kersey
Manager, Conciliation and Mediation
Illinois Department of Labor
160 N. LaSalle, Suite C-1300
Chicago, IL 60601