Prevailing Wage

Prevailing Wage News


  • New! The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance to fix prevailing wages be paid for public works and other service contracts, effective February 1, 2018. See below for information on rates.



Statutory Authority
Labor Compliance Program (LCP)

On December 12, 2012, the Director of Industrial Relations granted approval to the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement’s Labor Compliance Program.


LCP ID: 2012.01135LCP Approval Letter from DIR
San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
Patrick Mulligan - Labor Standards Enforcement Officer
City Hall - Room 430, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA   94102
Phone: 415-554-6239
Fax: 415-554-6291
Approved: 12/21/2012

as shown on the DIR website


What is a Labor Compliance Program?

A Labor Compliance Program (LCP) is an entity which is approved by the Director of Industrial Relations (DIR) to monitor and enforce compliance with state prevailing wage laws on public works projects.

The LCP is required, among other things, to inform contractors about their prevailing wage obligations, monitor compliance by obtaining and reviewing certified payroll reports, corroborate reported information from time to time, investigate complaints and other suspected violations, and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are found.


Statute Requiring DIR-approved LCP

The Public Resources Code §75075 [Initiative Measure (Prop. 84, §1, approved Nov. 7, 2006)]  that applies to public works projects financed in any part by the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 requires awarding bodies to have an approved LCP for prevailing wage monitoring on enforcement.


Current LCP Projects

Project Name (Number)
17th & Folsom Park (3054V)
Alamo Square Restoration and Irrigation Upgrade (3202V®)
Noe Valley Town Square (3276V)
Randall Museum Renovation (3219V)
SFPUC High Efficiency Toilet and Urinal Direct Install Program (PRO.0049)

LCP Laws and Regulations 

PDF iconChecklist of Labor Standards Requirements (pdf)

LCP Annual Reports


Public Works Contractor Requirements








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Notice of Administrative Review Hearings


Additional Prevailing Wage Rates for San Francisco

Chapter 21C of the San Francisco Administrative Code requires that prevailing wage rates be paid for the the types of work and workers below. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors sets the rates for these crafts and classifications each year by a Prevailing Wage Resolution,  effective this year on February 1, 2018. For prevailing wage rates in effect prior to this date, contact OLSE. 












    *OLSE's tables summarize the required prevailing wage rates adopted by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. They are based on the Collective Bargaining Agreements listed here. The tables do NOT include all the information contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Bidders/contractors should refer to the agreements provided.


    For information on how these prevailing wages are set, see Administrative Code Section 21C.7.