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Minimum Wage Tipped Workers: $9.47

Washington's state law doesn't allow tip credit.

Overtime pay is the cash compensation for the hours eligible employees work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek (a workweek = 7x24= 168 hours). The overtime pay rate is one and one-half (1.5) times the regular working hour rate of pay.

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Registered nurses (RN's) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) who work on an hourly basis in acute care hospitals and some limited long-term-care setting cannot be required to work overtime in excess of the established schedules or agreed-upon work week. Attempts to compel or force employees to work overtime are prohibited, except under unforseen emergency sitatuations. Employees may choose to work overtime voluntary.

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Violations Minimum Wage

If you want to file a complaint you can contact your local Wage and Hour Division Office, or you can call the toll-free help line 1-866-4UWWAGE (1-866-487-92430). The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has also online forms available to file a workplace rights complaint. Download the forms here.


Washington's minimum wage is adjusted annually based on changes in inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Minimum Wage Young Workers: $8.049

Washington's minimum wage is $9.32 per hour, but workers who are 14 or 15 years old may be paid 85% of the adult minimum wage, or $8.049.

Full Time Minimum Wage: $378.80 pw

$75.76 per day

$378.80 per week

$19,697.60 per year working 40 hours per week and 52 weeks a year.

Minimum Wage Trainees, Internship: $9.47

Interns or trainees in the for-profit private sector who are qualifying more as employees than as trainees must be paid at least the minimum wage and overtime compensation for more then 40 hours worked in a workweek.

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Washington's minimum wage applies to workers in both agriculture and non-agriculture jobs. A lot of workers  are protected (or "covered") by the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA ) for their minimum wage, but there are exemptions. Read more about:

SeaTac Minimum Wage $15.00

The minimum wage is for hospitality and transportation workers in and near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The increase to $15 per hour is in effect since January 1st 2014.

Seattle Minimum Wage

Schedule 1 Employers not contributing to employees' healthcare benefits

April 1, 2015: $13.00

Jan. 1, 2016: $15.00

Minimum Wage Rate Schedule 1 Employers contributing to employees' healthcare benefits

Jan. 1, 2016: $12.50

Jan. 1, 2017: $13.50

Jan. 1, 2018: $15.00

Note: Schedule 1 employers are businesses with more than 500 workers in the U.S. - regardless of where those employees are employed in the U.S. - or franchisees associated with a company that employs more than 500 people.

Note: when an employee is paid on commission or piece-rate basis, wholly or partially, the total wages paid shall be computed on hours worked in that period resulting in no less than the applicable wage rate.

Note: a bonus in each work-week may be credited as part of the total wage for that period, computed on the hours worked, it may be no less than the applicable minimum wage.

Minimum Wage Rate Schedule 2 Employers

Apr. 1, 2015: $10.00

Jan. 1, 2016: $10.50

Jan. 1, 2017: $11.00

Jan. 1, 2018: $11.50

Jan. 1, 2019: $12.00

Jan. 1, 2020: $13.50

Jan. 1, 2021: $15.00

Note: schedule 2 employers are businesses with 500 or fewer employees - regardless of where those employees are employed in the U.S. Schedule 2 employers do not includ franchises who are part of a large network with more than 500 employees.

Note: schedule 2 employers can meet the applicable hourly minimum compensation requirement through wages (including applicable commissions, piece-rate, and bonuses), tips and money paid by an employer towards an individual employee's medical benefits plan, provided that the Schedule 2 employer also meets the applicable hourly minimum wage requirements.