Prevailing Wage Determination Processing Times (as of 02/28/2021)
Processing Queue Request Date
CW-1 February 2021
H-1B September 2020
H-2B February 2021
PERM August 2020
Submission Date
Redeterminations H-1B: January 2021
PERM: January 2021
Center Director Reviews CW-1: February 2021
H-1B: None Pending
H-2B: None Pending
PERM: February 2021

The above dates reflect the month and year in which applications were filed (request date) or submission date of the appeal request for Redeterminations or Center Director Review. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) encourages employers to request a prevailing wage determination for the H-2B program at least 60 days before the date the determination is needed.


Average Number of Days to Issue Wage Determinations
Program Month OES (Calendar Days) Non-OES (Calendar Days)
CW-1 February 2021 31 30
H-1B February 2021 147 129
H-2B February 2021 27 36
PERM February 2021 144 117

These processing times indicate the average processing time for all prevailing wage applications for the most recent month. Actual processing times for each employer’s prevailing wage application may vary from the average depending on material facts and individual circumstances of the case.


Source: US Department of Labor