Washington state, along with 20 other states, has set its minimum wage rate above the Federal requirement of $7.25 per hour. Effective January 1, 2014, Washington state’s minimum wage is $9.32 per hour.
But wait! There’s more! The city of SeaTac, WA, has its own minimum wage of $15.00 per hour. For more details about legally applying the minimum wage requirement in your Washington state community, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has a useful website for you.
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