All public bodies of Missouri contemplating construction work must get an Annual Wage Order from Labor Standards. The Annual Wage Order lists the prevailing wage rates on public construction projects in each county. The rates must be incorporated into the contract specifications for any projects valued at more than $75,000. This is the minimum wage rate required for the project. Employees are free to bargain for a higher rate of pay. Employers are free to pay a higher rate of pay.

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This website contains the Annual Wage Order for each county in Missouri and the City of St. Louis. You can view and print the Annual Wage Order from the "Select a County" box below.

If you are a public body or acting on behalf of a public body, and would like to receive a copy of the Annual Wage Order, please complete the Request for Wage Determination form. You may also call the Division of Labor Standards at (573) 751-3403, or send your request in writing to the Missouri Division of Labor Standards, P.O. Box 449, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

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Annual Wage Order No. 27 has been filed with the Secretary of State and is available for review. Continue using Annual Wage Order No. 26 until Annual Wage Order No. 27 becomes final. AWO No. 27 will become effective no sooner than April 10, 2020, but the effective date could be later if objections are filed. Any objections filed will be posted to the Labor and Industrial Relations website. In addition, once all objections have been resolved and AWO No. 27 takes effect it will be posted to the website.

AWO 27 (Review Only)

AWO 26 (Current)