Index 2023-1 general prevailing wage journeyman determinations

General prevailing wage determinations
made by the director of industrial relations

Pursuant to California Labor Code part 7,
chapter 1, article 2, sections 1770, 1773, and 1773.1

The effective date of each determination is ten (10) days after the issue date. (8 CCR § 16000). The general determinations are issued twice a year (February 22nd and August 22nd) and go into effect ten days thereafter (March 3rd in a leap year and March 4th in a non-leap year for determinations issued on February 22nd, and September 1st for determinations issued on August 22nd).

To locate a particular journeyman craft or classification's prevailing wage determination, holiday, advisory scope of work, or travel and subsistence provision, please follow the six steps in the table below:

Step one


First examine if your craft's determination is among the basic trades that apply to most counties in California.

Step two (A)

Northern California

If you have not found your craft in step one, check this area to see if your craft's determination is one of Northern California's basic trades.

Step two (B)

Southern California

If you have not found your craft in step one, check this area to see if your craft's determination is one of Southern California's basic trades.

Step three

San Diego

After following steps one and two (B), examine this area if your project is in San Diego County.

Step four

County Determinations

If you have not found your craft in steps 1, 2, or 3, choose the county where work is being performed to examine the subtrades.
Step five

County Determinations (Shift)

Shift differential pay

Examine the county (if shown) where work is being performed to see if your classification has a shift differential pay determination.

Step six

Important notices

Check the important notices to see if any corrections, interims, or modifications have been issued that may apply to your determination.  

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If you cannot find a job classification needed to execute a contract in the Director's general prevailing wage determinations, please contact the Office of the Director - Research Unit, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA  94142, (415) 703-4774.  Because it may necessitate a wage survey, you should allow 45 days prior to the bid advertisement date for such request. Include in your request the project name or bid number, the classifications needed, job description if available, the bid advertisement date, and location of the project(s).