prevailing wage

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Trade and public work wages paid to the majority of workers in a specific area. The prevailing wage is usually an hourly wage and determines overtime pay as well as benefits for laborers in that field.

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Overall, employment in the town was relatively steady, but the prevailing wage was lower than average and a source of complaint for many workers.
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I wondered what the prevailing wage would be at the job I took because I would not work for no money again.
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The prevailing wage was quite fair. The contribution by the workers was compensated for quite well. Everyone was pleased with the arrangement.
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