Washington's minimum wage is adjusted annually based on changes in inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
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.
$75.76 per day
$378.80 per week
$19,697.60 per year working 40 hours per week and 52 weeks a year.
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.
Read more via the next link about Minimum Wage Internships.
11/04/15 - Tacoma, WA voters approved a $12 city minimum wage phased in over two years. The new minimum wage will apply to most employees who work 80+ hours per year within Tacoma city limits and begins with an increase to $10.35 an hour on February 1, 2016, Jan.1, 2017: $11.15; Jan. 1, 2018: $12.
09/02/15 - Washington state’s minimum wage will not increase next year, and the state will no longer have the highest statewide minimum wage as of January. State officials announced that the current minimum wage of $9.47 an hour will not increase because inflation, as measured by the national Consumer Price Index. That index decreased 0.3 percent.
The minimum wage is for hospitality and transportation workers in and near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Washington's state law doesn't allow tip credit.
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.
Schedule 1 Employers (more than 500 employees in U.S. not contributing to employees' healthcare benefits)
$11.00 by April 1, 2015
$13.00 by January 1, 2016
$15.00 by January 1, 2017
Effective January 1, 2018, the hourly minimum wage paid by a Schedule 1 employer shall be increased annually on a percentage basis to reflect the rate of inflation and calculated to the nearest cent on January 1 of each year thereafter
Minimum Wage Rate Schedule 1 Employers (more than 500 employees in U.S. contributing to employees' healthcare benefits)
$11.00 by April 1, 2015
$12.50 by January 1, 2016
$13.50 by January 1,2017
$15.00 by January 1, 2018
Effective January 1, 2019, payment by the employer of health benefits for employees shall no longer affect the hourly minimum wage paid by a Schedule 1 employer.
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 (500 or fewer employees in U.S.)
$10.00 by April 1, 2015
$10.50 by January 1, 2016
$11.00 by January 1, 2017
$11.50 by January 1, 2018
$12.00 by January 1, 2019
$13.50 by January 1, 2020
$15.00 by January 1, 2021
$15.75 by January 1, 2022
$16.50 by January 1, 2023
$17.25 by January 1, 2024
Effective on January 1 of 2025, and January 1 of every year thereafter, the hourly minimum wage paid by a Schedule 2 employer to any employee shall equal the hourly minimum wage applicable to Schedule 1 employers.
Minimum Wage Rate Schedule 2 Employers (500 or fewer employees in U.S.) with minimum compensation.
$11.00 by April 1, 2015
$12.00 by January 1, 2016
$13.00 by January 1, 2017
$14.00 by January 1, 2018
$15.00 by January 1, 2019
$15.75 by January 1, 2020
Effective January 1, 2021, the hourly minimum compensation paid by a Schedule 2 employer to any employee shall equal the hourly minimum wage applicable to Schedule 1 employers.
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.