Under the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, the Illinois Department of Labor investigates and ascertains the prevailing rate of wages for each county in the State.  The prevailing wage is defined as “hourly cash wages plus annualized fringe benefits … paid generally, in the locality in which the work is being performed, to employees engaged in work of a similar character on public works.”​ 

Local Government Survey

The Department of Labor is identifying contractors and workers engaged in public works.  The person or purchasing agent responsible for oversight of all competitively bid contracts for each public body is being asked to provide a list of all construction contractors and subcontractors that the public body employed from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 on public work construction projects, along with their basic contact information. 

Please note that the login information sent in the Department’s previous, March 20, 2017 communication, was incorrect. You will be receiving an email shortly with your UserID and PIN to login to the Survey System. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Get Microsoft SilverlightVideo Walk Through of IDOL Prevailing Wage System