What Are the Prevailing Wages in California?


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Prevailing wages in California vary between trades. As of 2015, the general prevailing wages for journeyperson boilermakers and blacksmiths are approximately $39 to $41, whereas it is roughly $34 for a journeyperson ironworker who specializes in ornamental, structural and reinforcement work.

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Journeyperson asbestos workers receive wages of about $24 to $32, which doubles over a five-year period. A telecommunications technician makes a basic hourly rate of about $28, with overtime pay of approximately $50. The total hourly rate before overtime is about $35, which includes health and welfare, pension, vacation and holiday pay.

Find a complete breakdown of all general prevailing wages in the state of California at CA.gov, under State Agencies, letters H to L and Industrial Relations, Department of.

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