According to the State of Maine, prevailing wage rates apply to state funded public works projects estimated to cost $50,000 or more. Only public work projects for which the state agency or local government secured all or a portion of state funding specifically for the public work project are subject to prevailing wage. Projects that do not have state funding allocated to them are excluded (i.e. revenue sharing funds) or maintenance work carried out by local or state employees.
Prevailing wage is determined by the county in which the public work project is performed and the category of the project: