Prevailing Wage Ordinance

The Prevailing Wage Act of the State of Illinois requires contractors and subcontractors to pay laborers, workers and mechanics employed on PUBLIC WORKS construction projects no less than the general prevailing rate of wages (consisting of hourly cash wages plus fringe benefits) for work of a similar character in the county where the work is performed.


Prevailing wage rates are updated periodically by the Illinois Department of Labor and are listed by County. Follow the steps below to find the most current rates.

1. Go to IDOL Prevailing Wage Rates page

2. Click on the most recent rates approved by the Illinois Department of Labor.

3. On the next page, scroll down and click "Lake County". After clicking Lake County, you will be redirected to the prevailing wage rates.