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Minimum Wage: West Virginia

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC


  • Most West Virginia employers must pay nonexempt employees a minimum wage of $8.75 per hour. See Overview.
  • Employers may take a credit against their minimum wage obligations for employees' tips and for the cost of lodging and meals. See Tip Credit and Credit for Board and Lodging.
  • An employer may pay a subminimum training wage for up to 90 days if the employee is under 20 years of age during the 90-day period. See Subminimum Wages.