Minimum Wage: Washington
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Patrick M. Madden, K&L Gates LLP
Updating Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor
- The Washington state minimum wage is automatically adjusted for inflation each year. See Overview.
- Some deductions may reduce net pay below minimum wage. See Deductions Below Minimum Wage.
- A few employees may be paid less than the minimum wage. See Subminimum Wages.
- The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and SeaTac have their own minimum wages for certain covered employers. See Local Minimum Wages.