Missouri’s Prevailing Wage Law applies to project valued over $75,000 constructed by or on behalf of Missouri state or local entities. If a project is above this threshold the Prevailing Wage Law establishes a minimum wage rate. Examples of public works projects include bridges, roads and government buildings. To be in compliance, the rates must be incorporated into contract specifications for all public works jobs, however, employees are free to bargain for a higher rate of pay. The prevailing wage rate differs by county and for different types of work.