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Washington Minimum Wage


What are Minimum Wages in Washington?

What's the minimum wage in Washington? 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 Washington.

As of January 1, 2014, minimum wage in Washington is $9.32.
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Washington is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. The minimum wage in Washington is $2.07 greater than the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.

Washington's minimum wage increased from $9.19 to $9.32 per hour in 2014 because the state's minimum wage is tied to the Consumer Price Index.

This year, the state considered House Bill 2672, which would have increased Washington's minimum wage to $10.00 per hour in 2015, $11.00 per hour in 2016 and $12.00 per hour in 2017. That bill stalled out, but the discussion on minimum wage changes continues: Seattle has garnered national attention for its efforts to raise the city minimum wage to $15.00 an hour.

There are 29,000 minimum wage workers in Washington, according to 2012 US Bureau of Labor Statistics data. That equates to 1.70 percent of the hourly workforce.

Please realize that the Washington 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 Washington, visit

Last Updated: June 27, 2014.

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