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Davis Bacon Prevailing Wage Rate Rates for Drywall : Commercial Building Drywall Scope

We analyzed the general laborer davis bacon wage rate for all United States.  Wage rates are determined by counties, we selected the top income generating county for each state, so the wage rate listed may be on the higher level per each state.

The top 5 most expensive states for Davis-Bacon prevailing wage, based on the Total Drywall column, are:
  • Hawaii – 80.74
  • New York – 78.68
  • Pennsylvania – 73.16
  • Nevada – 72.87
  • Alaska – 72.2
The bottom 5 least expensive states for Davis-Bacon prevailing wage are:
  • South Carolina – 17.82
  • Tennessee – 18.32
  • Alabama – 18.43
  • Vermont – 18.78
  • Oklahoma – 19.61 ​

These figures are taken from the totals listed next to each state, indicating the combined rate and fringe benefits for general laborers

LABORER: Common or General

State Rates Fringes Total Drywall
Alaska 43.34 28.86 72.2
Arizona 20.02 0 20.02
Alabama 18.43 0 18.43
Arkansas 17.51 2.26 19.77
California 51.6 16.28 67.88
Colorado 25.11 10.95 36.06
Connecticut 38.37 24.55 62.92
Delaware 36.09 24.52 60.61
Florida 18.04 3.24 21.28
Georgia - - -
Hawaii 53 27.74 80.74
Idaho - - -
Illinois - - -
Indiana 30 17.6 47.6
Iowa 24.93 11.17 36.1
Kansas 30 1.62 31.62
Kentucky 29.17 21.29 50.46
Louisiana - - -
Maine 28.23 19.37 47.6
Maryland 26.61 11.41 38.02
Massachusetts - - -
Michigan 32.85 20.41 53.26
Minnesota 43.94 27.89 71.83
Mississippi 15.33 4.42 19.75
Missouri 38.4 16.71 55.11
Montana 24 13.07 37.07
Nebraska 30.5 16.58 47.08
Nevada 53.66 19.21 72.87
Nevada 46.65 22.65 69.3
New Hampshire 24.43 6.49 30.92
New Jersey 53.3 0.58 53.88
New Mexico 24.08 10.79 34.87
New York 48.47 30.21 78.68
North Carolina 27 10.53 37.53
North Dakota 19.24 4.89 24.13
Ohio 32.64 19.44 52.08
Oklahoma 16.61 3 19.61
Oregon 44.74 18.91 63.65
Pennsylvania 41.8 31.36 73.16
Rhode Island - - -
South Carolina 16.32 1.5 17.82
South Dakota 34.76 15.18 49.94
Tennessee 18.32 0 18.32
Texas - - -
Vermont 17.15 1.63 18.78
Virginia 23.34 5.04 28.38
Washington 49.18 19.01 68.19
West Virginia 31.26 25.05 56.31
Wisconsin 41.91 29.72 71.63
Wyoming - - -

The Davis-Bacon Act is a significant piece of legislation in the United States that requires the payment of prevailing wage rates to workers on federal construction projects. These prevailing wages are determined based on the rates set through the System for Award Management (SAM) website, which can be found at https://sam.gov/content/home.