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Wisconsin only receives 10% of survey responses back from those Wisconsin businesses who help determine the prevailing wage (Federal percentage is 76%).
Of those responses, 87% are covered by collective bargaining even though only 25% of the construction industry statewide is unionized.
The current reporting system often results in statewide or regional figures to set a wage rate that doesn't reflect a county's labor market.
Wisconsin prevailing wage overall compensation packages are 44% higher than Bureau of Labor Statistics package rates.