The state sent out 21,705 prevailing wage surveys this year and, as of noon Tuesday, had received 4,627 responses, for a 21 percent response rate.
The Department of Workforce Development this year increased the number of surveys it sent to contractors. The department mailed out 13,994 surveys in 2008, and 14,435 in 2007. It’s also a higher response rate than the 17.4 percent achieved in both 2008 and 2007.
The deadline for contractors to send surveys to the state was July 31. The state will use the wages reported by contractors to set wage rates for public projects in each county.