The 2015 Washington minimum wage is $9.47.

Washington's minimum wage applies to workers in both agriculture and non-agricultural jobs, although 14- and 15-year-olds may be paid 85% of the minimum wage ($8.05).

 Read the September 30, 2015, news release.

 Print an announcement of the 2016 minimum wage. (31 KB PDF)   (en Español)

 See a History of Washington State's Minimum Wage by year.

Required Poster

Employers are required to post the “Your Rights as a Worker” poster, which provides information about the minimum wage and other topics. This poster is available at no cost from L&I. (A separate minimum wage poster is no longer required.)

More information regarding Washington’s wage and hour laws is available at Employers and workers also may call 360-902-5316 or 1-866-219-7321.

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More about Washington's minimum wage

Minimum wage laws and rules:
RCW 49.46.020 and WAC 296-128.

L&I Administrative Policies:
Acrobat PDF file More Favorable Laws (ES.A.7) (10 KB PDF)
Acrobat PDF file Minimum Wage Act Applicability (ES.A.1) (150 KB PDF)
Acrobat PDF file Minimum Hourly Wage (ES.A.3) (18 KB PDF)
Acrobat PDF file Definition of Wage (ES.A.2) (11 KB PDF)
Acrobat PDF file Hours Worked (ES.C.2) (28 KB PDF)

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