Virginia Minimum Wage
What are Minimum Wages in Virginia?
What's the minimum wage in Virginia? For entrepreneurs and small business owners with employees, it's important to know whether your state has a minimum wage law. Information on minimum wages can be tough to find so we've done the research for you. Here's the minimum wage for Virginia.
As of January 1, 2021, minimum wage in Virginia is $7.25, having not changed at all since 2010.
Virginia is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. Virginia minimum wage laws apply to businesses with 4 or more employees. The minimum wage in Virginia is identical to the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.
Many attempts to raise Virginia's minimum wage have failed. In 2014, Senator Dave W. Marsden (D-Fairfax) put forward a bill that would have raised the minimum wage to $9.25 but could not gather the needed support from other Virginia state legislators.
In 2012, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were then 123,000 minimum wage workers in Virginia, equivalent to 6.80 percent of the hourly workforce.
Please realize that the Virginia minimum wages cited above may have changed since we posted this minimum wage information. State minimum wages can change because new laws are enacted or because old laws contained scheduled increases. You should also be aware that state law often exempts particular company types, occupations and industries. To get the latest minimum wages for Virginia, visit www.dol.gov .
Last Updated: January 4, 2021.
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