Vermont Prevailing Wage

Must-Know Information for VT Government Contractors

Prevailing wage projects in the State of Vermont are governed by the state’s own prevailing wage law, the Capital Construction Act (CCA).  All prevailing wage workers in Vermont must be paid no less than the average prevailing wage rates mandated by the Vermont Department of Labor (DOL) plus 42.5% fringe benefit component.

What is the required threshold for prevailing wage projects in Vermont?

The Vermont Prevailing Wage is applicable to construction projects funded by the state which cost at least $100,000 or more. The project must be authorized or funded, wholly or partly by the State of Vermont.

How are prevailing wage rates in Vermont determined?

The state’s prevailing wage rates differ by its three geographic divisions:

 1. Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan New England City and Town Area (NECTA)

2. Southern Vermont Area

3. Northern Vermont Area

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics is used to determine the prevailing wage rates to be used in the state of Vermont. The rates per trade may change yearly, based on the OES data and estimates. The rates remain in effect until a new determination is published (July) in the succeeding year.

There is no requirement under the CCA with regards to overtime work, working on weekends, and shift differentials. Overtime work under prevailing wage projects in Vermont is paid at 1.5 times the basic hourly rate, as mandated by Vermont state law.

As of July 1, 2016, the Vermont prevailing wage law required prevailing wage contractors to provide fringe benefits to its employees, 42.5% of the prevailing wage.

The prevailing wage requirements are applicable to construction related occupations, as defined by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ARCHER JORDAN Helps VT Government Contractors with Compliance with Prevailing Wage Laws

Managing your prevailing wage project daily is demanding enough. Leave the administration of the benefits of your prevailing wage workers with ARCHER JORDAN. ARCHER JORDAN is a third party benefits administrator, specializing in fringe benefits.

Let us help you achieve compliance with state prevailing wage laws for your public works projects. Avoid the hassle of penalties. Call us at +1 888-745-0754 and let us help you win more public contracts!

3 handbook cover images.

For Government Contractors

Our Contract Compliance
Handbook Series will help ensure your company is fully compliant and positioned to win and secure more bids!


AD & D
Affordable Care Act
AK Prevailing Wage
AL Prevailing Wage
AR Prevailing Wage
AZ Prevailing Wage
CA Prevailing Wag
CA Prevailing Wage
CA Prevailing Wage 401k
Call Centers
CO Prevailing Wage
Compliance Tips
Critical Illness
CT Prevailing Wage
Davis Bacon Act
DE Prevailing Wage
Department of Labor
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits
Employee Training
Employer Tips
Farm Labor Plan
Fixed Indemnity
FL Prevailing Wage
Fringe Benefits
GA Prevailing Wage
Government Contracting
Government Contractors
Health and Welfare Wrap
Healthcare Benefits
HI Prevailing Wage
Hospitality Benefits
Hourly Seasonal Workers
Hourly Workforce
Human Resources
ID Prevailing Wage
IL Prevailing Wage
IN Prevailing Wage
IO Prevailing Wage
KS Prevailing Wage
KY Prevailing Wage
LA Prevailing Wage
Limited Medical
MA Prevailing Wage
Major Medical Insurance
McNamara-O’Hara Act
MD Prevailing Wage
ME Prevailing Wage
MI Prevailing Wage
MN Prevailing Wage
MO Prevailing Wage
MS Prevailing Wage
MT Prevailing Wage
NC Prevailing Wage
ND Prevailing Wage
NE Prevailing Wage
NH Prevailing Wage
NJ Prevailing Wage
NM Prevailing Wage
NSRMCA Members
NV Prevailing Wage
NY prevailing wage
OH Prevailing Wage
OK Prevailing Wage
OR Prevailing Wage
PA Prevailing Wage
Part Time Employees
Podcast Guest Appearances
Prevailing Wage
Prevailing Wage Workers
Restaurant Group Benefits
Retirement Plans
RI Prevailing Wage
SC Prevailing Wage
SCA Audits
SCA Compliance
SD Prevailing Wage
Seasonal Workers
Service Contract Act
Small Business
State Prevailing Wage
SUB Plan
Supplemental Benefits
Supplemental Unemployment
Third Party Administrator
TN Prevailing Wage
Trust Services
TX prevailing wage
UT Prevailing Wage
VA Prevailing Wage
Violations – SCA
Voluntary Benefits
WA Prevailing Wage
WI Prevailing Wage
Workplace Health
Workplace Safety
WV Prevailing Wage
WY Prevailing Wage