Missouri's Prevailing Wage Law establishes a minimum wage rate that must be paid to workers on public works construction projects in Missouri, such as bridges, roads, and government buildings. The prevailing wage rate differs by county and for different types of work.
The Prevailing Wage Law applies to all public works projects constructed by or on behalf of state and local public bodies.
Each year, Missouri's prevailing wage rates are determined based on information provided by contractors, public bodies, labor organizations and other entities through the Contractor's Wage Survey. Hours submitted either paper or electronic format shall be filed with the Division no later than January 31 of each year.
Learn more about how the prevailing wage is determined.
Annual Wage Order
All public bodies of Missouri contemplating construction work must get an Annual Wage Order from Labor Standards. The Annual Wage Order lists the prevailing wage rates on public construction projects in each county. The rates must be incorporated into the contract specifications for the job. This is the minimum prevailing wage rate required for the project. Employees are free to bargain for a higher rate of pay. Employers are free to pay a higher rate of pay.
This web site contains the Annual Wage Order for each county in Missouri and the City of St. Louis. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files. You can install a free copy by clicking on the icon below. You can view and print an unofficial copy of the Annual Wage Order from the "Select a County" box below.
If you are a public body or acting on behalf of a public body, and would like to receive a copy of the Annual Wage Order, please complete the Request for Wage Determination form. You may also call the Division of Labor Standards at (573) 751-3403, or send your request in writing to the Missouri Division of Labor Standards, P.O. Box 449, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
NOTE: The "Unofficial Copy" of the Annual Wage Orders provided on this web page are for informational purposes only. They are not to be used for bidding purposes. The rates shown are what is current each day. Rates may not be correct for a specific project. If you need the rates for a specific project, please contact the public body involved to get the official copy that is in the bid specifications. Registered Requesters click the Login link below for access to your official copy.
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