Work Preservation Fund, Inc.

Monitoring Painting, Taping, Glazing, Floor Covering and Allied Trades on Public Works Projects throughout northern California

A nonprofit labor/management cooperative venture insuring fair competition through contract compliance since 1977

Prevailing Wage

In general, on public works projects in California, workers must be paid the prevailing wage for their craft. The prevailing wage is just what it says – the wage paid to the majority of the workers of a particular craft in that area, or the “prevailing wage” for the area. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) determines the prevailing wage by taking surveys of contractors doing work in the area to determine the wage that most contractors pay for any one specific trade.


To determine your prevailing wage, follow this link to State of California’s prevailing wage site: