Prevailing Wage ← Knowledge Base What is the prevailing wage? What is the Annual Wage Order? As a contractor, how do I obtain a copy of the prevailing wage rate for a specific project? What are the basic prevailing wage law procedures and steps for public entities and contractors to follow for compliance? What is the difference between major repair and maintenance? How is the proper prevailing wage rate calculated form the wage order? Who should receive prevailing wage rates? What is the difference between apprentices and helpers? How are prevailing wage rates set? Is there a minimum dollar amount or square footage before a project is considered a public works project? I performed work on a particular project. Should I have received prevailing wages for the work performed?