Department of Labor and Industry

State Prevailing Wage Rates

If you have a question about complying with the prevailing wage regulations (occupations, payroll forms, payment of fringe benefits, travel or per diem, etc.) you should contact the Labor Standards Bureau Wage and Hour Unit.  Call (406) 444-5600 and ask to speak to a Prevailing Wage Compliance Specialist.

The Labor Standards Bureau Wage and Hour Unit conducts surveys to establish the prevailing wage rates for construction and nonconstruction services.  If you have a question specifically about the wage rates in our publications, please contact us at (406) 444-5600.

Prevailing Wage Rates are revised and adopted yearly.


The links below will take you to a list of occupations, in prevailing wage sectors, giving you the title, Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, and a description of the duties or equipment operated for each title.

Building Construction Occupations

Nonconstruction Services Occupations

Frequently Asked Questions

Some questions are asked more commonly than others, so we have put together a list of these questions and their answers. For any other questions call (406) 444-5600.

Prevailing Wage Survey FAQs