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Board Approves Prevailing Wage Rates October 22, 2020 

Prevailing Wage Rate Determination Information

The following information is from Chapter 2258 Texas Government Code:

Sec. 2258.021. Right to be Paid Prevailing Wage Rates.

  • A worker employed on a  public work by or on behalf of the state or  a political subdivision of the state shall    be paid:

o    not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for work of a similar character in the locality in which the work is performed; and

o    not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for legal holiday and overtime

·         Subsection (a) does not apply to maintenance

·         A worker is employed on a public work for the purposes of this section if the worker is employed by a contractor or subcontractor in the execution of a contract for the public work with the state, a political subdivision of the state, or any officer or public body of the state or a political subdivision of the

 

Sec. 2258.023. Prevailing Wage Rates to be paid by Contractor and Subcontractor; Penalty.

·         The contractor who is awarded a contract by a public body or a subcontractor of the contractor shall pay not less than the rates determined under Section 2258.022 to a worker employed by it in the execution of the contract.

  • A contractor or subcontractor who violates this section shall pay to the state or a political subdivision of the state on whose behalf the contract is made, $60 for each worker employed for each calendar day or part of    the day that the worker is paid less than the wage rates stipulated in the contract. A public body awarding a contract shall specify this penalty in the

·         A contractor or subcontractor does not violate this section if a public body awarding a contract does not determine the prevailing wage rates and specify the rates in the contract as provided by Section 022.

·         The public body shall use any money collected under this section to offset the costs incurred in the administration of this

  • A municipality is entitled to collect a penalty under this section only if the municipality has a population of more than 10,000.

 

Sec. 2258.051. Duty of Public Body to Hear Complaints and Withhold Payment.

A public body awarding a contract, and an agent or officer of the public body, shall:

  • take cognizance of complaints of all violations of this  chapter  committed  in the  execution  of the  contract; and

·         withhold money forfeited or required to be withheld under this chapter from the payments to the contractor under the contract, except that the public body may not withhold money from other than the final payment without a determination by the public body that there is good cause to believe that the contractor has violated this

Prevailing Wage Rates – School Construction Trades

Effective: June 12, 2019

Texas Gulf Coast Area

CLASSIFICATION

2019

HOURLY RATE

ASBESTOS WORKER

$18.00

BRICKLAYER; MASON

$18.98

CARPENTER; CASEWORKER

$18.90

CARPET LAYER; FLOOR INSTALLER

$19.80

CONCRETE FINISHER

$13.90

DATA COMM/TELE COMM

$22.58

DRYWALL INSTALLER; CEILING INSTALLER

$16.40

ELECTRICIAN

$25.50

ELEVATOR MECHANIC

$31.50

FIREPROOFING INSTALLER

$19.17

GLAZIER

$19.67

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

$21.00

INSULATOR

$14.90

IRONWORKER

$23.00

LABORER, HELPER

$11.75

LATHERER;PLASTERER

$18.60

LIGHT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

$13.25

METAL BUILDING ASSEMBLER

$16.33

MILLWRIGHT

$26.30

PAINTER; WALL COVERING INSTALLER

$14.67

PIPEFITTER

$25.17

PLUMBER

$31.00

ROOFER

$15.10

SHEET METAL WORKER

$20.25

SPRINKLER FITTER

$20.61

STEEL ERECTOR

$23.33

TERRAZZO WORKER

$16.42

TILE SETTER

$15.30

WATERPROOFER;CAULKER

$14.90

 

This document was developed by PBK Architects, Inc., in strict accordance with Chapter 2258 of the Texas Government Code.

 

Prevailing Wage Rates

Worker Classification Definition Sheet

CLASSIFICATION

DEFINITION

ASBESTOS WORKER

Worker who removes and disposes of asbestos materials.

BRICKLAYER; MASON

Craftsman who works with masonry products, stone, brick, block, or any material substituting those materials and accessories.

CARPENTER; CASEWORKER

Worker who build wood structures or structures of any material which has replaces wood. Includes rough and finish carpentry, hardware and trim.

CARPET LAYER; FLOOR INSTALLER

Worker who installs carpets and/or floor coverings, vinyl tile.

CONCRETE FINISHER

Worker who floats, trowels, and finishes concrete.

DATA COMM/TELE COMM

Worker who installs data/telephone and television cable and associate equipment and accessories.

DRYWALL; CEILING INSTALLER

Worker who installs metal framed walls and ceiling, drywall coverings, ceiling grids, and ceilings.

ELECTRICIAN

Skilled craftsman who installs or repairs electrical wiring and devices. Includes fire

alarm systems and HVAC electrical controls.

ELEVATOR MECHANIC

Craftsman skilled in the installation and maintenance of elevators.

FIREPROOFING INSTALLER

Worker who sprays or applies fire proofing materials.

GLAZIER

Worker who installs glass, glazing, and glass framing.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Includes but not limited to: all CAT tractors, all derrick-powered, all power operated

cranes, back-hoes, back-fillers, power operated shovels, winch trucks, and all trenching machines.

INSULATOR

Worker who applies, sprays, or installs insulation.

IRONWORKER

Skilled craftsman who erects structural steel framing, and installs structural concrete Rebar.

LABORER, HELPER

Worker qualified for only unskilled or semi-skilled work. Lifting, carrying materials or tools, hauling, digging, clean up.

LATHERER;PLASTERER

Worker who installs metal framing and lath. Worker who applies plaster to lathing and installs associated accessories.

LIGHT EQUIPMENT

OPERATOR

Includes but not limited to , air compressors, truck crane drivers, flex planes, building

elevators, form graders, concrete mixers less than 14cf), conveyers.

METAL BUILDING ASSEMBLER

Worker who assembles pre-made metal buildings.

MILLWRIGHT

Mechanic specializing in the installation of heavy machinery, conveyance, wrenches, dock levelers, hydraulic lifts, and align pumps.

PAINTER; WALL COVERING INSTALLER

Worker who prepares wall surfaces and applies paint and/or coverings, tape, and bedding.

 

PIPEFITTER

Trained worker who installs piping systems, chilled water piping and hot water (boiler) piping, pneumatic tubing controls, chillers, boilers, and associated mechanical equipment.

PLUMBER

Skilled craftsman who installs domestic hot and cold water piping, waste piping, storm system piping, water closets, sinks, urinals, and related work.

ROOFER

Worker who installs roofing materials, Bitumen (asphalt and coal tar) felts, flashings, all types of roofing membranes, and associated products.

SHEET METAL WORKER

Worker who installs sheet metal products, Roof metal, flashings and curbs, ductwork,

mechanical equipment, and associated metals.

SPRINKLER FITTER

Worker who installs fire sprinklers systems and fire protectant equipment.

STEEL ERECTOR

Worker who erects and dismantles structural steel frames of buildings and other structures.

TERRAZZO WORKER

Craftsman who places and finishes Terrazzo.

TILE SETTER

Worker who prepares wall and/or floor surfaces and applies ceramic tiles to these surfaces.

WATERPROOFER; CAULKER

Worker who applies water proofing material to buildings. Products include sealant, caulk, sheet membranes, and liquid membranes, sprayed, rolled or brushed.

 

·         Prevailing Wage Rates_Effective 06-12-19