There is no threshold requirement for the payment of prevailing wages in Illinois. However, all contractors and subcontractors are required to pay employees working on public works construction projects no less than the general prevailing wage rate established in the applicable county.

Compliance tips:

  • For each job, a Fringe Benefit Statement and Certified Transcript of Payroll should be submitted.
  • When participating on public works, you are also required to submit monthly certified payroll records to the public body who awarded the contract.
  • Contractors and subcontractors in Illinois need to keep accurate records of the name, address, telephone number, social security number, classification/occupation, and a breakdown of wages for each laborer, worker, and mechanic employed for public projects.