Salaries: What are the prevailing wage rates?

What salary and benefits should you pay if you’re an employer? What salary should you make if you’re an employee?

Dear Janet,

Just a quick question: Where, on the internet, can I find information about prevailing wages?


Dear Curious,

The prevailing wage rate is the average wage paid to workers doing similar work in a specific occupation. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET) provides information on skills, abilities, knowledge, tasks, work activities, average salary and the specific vocational preparation levels associated with occupations.

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