WSR 11-19-022

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed September 8, 2011, 1:39 p.m. ]

Pursuant to RCW 39.12.015, 39.12.020, and WAC 296-127-011, on September 7, 2011, the industrial statistician and director of labor and industries made a correction to the prevailing rates of wage. Pursuant to WAC 296-127-011, the corrected rates will become effective in thirty days on October 7, 2011.

This wage rate correction affects the trade plumbers and pipefitters, as well as refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics. This correction will affect the following Western Washington counties: Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom.

Every contractor and subcontractor on every public works project must file a statement of intent to pay prevailing wages and an affidavit of wages paid. Both forms must be filed on every project. The filing of the affidavit of wages paid does not set aside the requirement to also file the statement of intent to pay prevailing wages. The department may fine contractors $500 for failure to file these forms.

For more information on prevailing wage or a copy of the rates please visit our web site at www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/PrevailingWage/ or call (360) 902-5335. Please see details of this correction below.

L. Ann Selover

Acting Prevailing Wage Manager

Industrial Statistician


State of Washington

Department of Labor and Industries

Prevailing Wage Section

Telephone (360) 902-5335

P.O. Box 44540

Olympia, WA 98504-4540


Washington State Prevailing Wage



The PREVAILING WAGES listed here include both the hourly wage rate and the hourly rate of fringe benefits. On public works projects, worker's wage and benefit rates must add to not less than this total. A brief description of overtime calculation requirements are provided on the benefit code key.

Wage rates for the trades plumbers and pipefitters and refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics have been corrected in the following counties: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom.

Changes to the journey level wages also impact apprentice wages. Use the apprentice wage rates lookup page.

Publish Date: September 7, 2011

Effective Date: October 7, 2011


County Trade Corrected Job Classification Corrected Wage Incorrect Job Classification Incorrect Wage
Cowlitz Plumbers and Pipefitters Journey Level $61.57 Journey Level $59.46
Grays Harbor Plumbers and Pipefitters Journey Level $61.57 Journey Level $59.46
Lewis Plumbers and Pipefitters Journey Level $61.57 Journey Level $59.46
Mason Plumbers and Pipefitters Journey Level $61.57 Journey Level $59.46
Pierce Plumbers and Pipefitters Journey Level $61.57 Journey Level $59.46
San Juan Plumbers and Pipefitters Journey Level $61.57 Journey Level $59.46
Skagit Plumbers and Pipefitters Journey Level $61.57 Journey Level $59.46
Snohomish Plumbers and Pipefitters Journey Level $61.57 Journey Level $59.46
Thurston Plumbers and Pipefitters Journey Level $61.57 Journey Level $59.46
Whatcom Plumbers and Pipefitters Journey Level $61.57 Journey Level $59.46
Island Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics Mechanic $61.57 Mechanic $59.46
Pacific Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics Mechanic $59.46 Mechanic $59.51
Pierce Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics Mechanic $59.46 Mechanic $59.51
Snohomish Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics Mechanic $61.57 Mechanic $59.46

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