Prevailing Wage Commission

The Prevailing Wage Commission provides a service to both the citizens and businesses of the State of Tennessee. The commission has the duty of determining the prevailing wage rate for state highway (i.e. highways, roads and bridges) construction projects. Within Tennessee, prevailing wage is used for government work to regulate fair pay at wages equivalent to the general workforce, so as to attract reputable contractors who will deal ethically with their workers and the government.

Board Members

Commissioner Deniece Thomas, Chairman
TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Commissioner Butch Eley
TN Department of Transportation

Ms. Ann McGauran, State Architect
TN Department of Treasury

Mr. Stephen D. Wright 
Industry Representative
Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc.
Charleston, Tennessee

Mr. Scott Thompson 
Industry Representative
Talley Construction Company, Inc.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

State Highway
Prevailing Wage Rates

Year Rates

2023 Scheduled Meeting Dates of the Prevailing Wage Commission

To access the public notice, click button or click September 7, 2023

To access the public notice, click button or click November 20, 2023

To access the public notice, click button or click November 28, 2023

Prevailing Wage Act for State Highway Projects

Prevailing Wage Rates Clarification - Definition of Terms (Published November 30, 2017)
Prevailing Wage Act Effective Date January 1, 2014

Prevailing Wage Rules – Tennessee Department of Labor

Prevailing Wage Rules