The minimum wage in Washington State is $11.00 per hour in 2017. This minimum wage applies to all jobs, including agriculture. Employers must pay employees age 16 and older at least $11.00 per hour in 2017.
Employers are allowed to pay 85% of the minimum wage to employees under age 16. For 2017, this equates to $9.35 per hour.
Seattle, Tacoma, and the City of SeaTac currently have higher minimum wage rates. The local rate applies if it is higher than the state minimum wage rate.
Overtime pay requirements are not affected.
The minimum wage will increase annually over the next three years:
- 2018: $11.50
- 2019: $12.00
- 2020: $13.50
Source: Washington Department of Labor & Industries