Standard Minimum Wage
$14.49 / hour

The minimum wage is the entry-level hourly wage paid to employees by their employer.

Tipped Minimum Wage
$14.49 / hour

The tipped wage is the base wage for employees who earn tips (such as servers and bartenders). Tipped employees are guaranteed to earn the minimum wage when tips are included.

Local Exceptions

Minimum Wage Tipped Wage
  SeaTac $17.27 $17.27
  Seattle - Employers of 501 or more $17.27 $17.27
  Seattle - Employers of 500 or less $17.27 $15.75

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External Links

2020 Minimum Wage

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Minimum Wage

City of Tacoma