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Project Management: Determining Prevailing Wages – December 30, 2022

Two types of wage requirements may affect construction projects that receive state and/or federal funds. The Vermont State Prevailing Wage may apply to projects authorized or funded in whole or part by the State of Vermont Capital Construction Act. Public construction projects using federal funds may be required to conform to the Davis-Bacon Act. Vermont’s State Prevailing Wages are available under the Publications section at Requirements for Federal Prevailing Wages, informally known as "Davis-Bacon," are available via When both apply, the Davis-Bacon takes precedence. Need more help in determining Davis-Bacon wages? Then check out VLCT’s new "Guide to Obtaining Federal Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations" to walk through the access process.