Washington’s minimum wage is $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2020.
** Employers should note, the Federal Salary threshold is $684.00 per week for salaried exempt employees and this must be the salary threshold used for the July 1, 2020 effective date. The federal threshold is more favorable than the state salary threshold, which is $675 effective July 1, 2020.
For Computer Professionals, including computer system analyst, computer programmers, software engineers, or other similar workers, the hourly basis for overtime exemptions changes on July 1, 2020 and increases on January 1 through 2022.
*If an employee is compensated on a salary or fee basis, the following does not apply, they must be compensated at the exempt employee rates in the previous chart.
For each effective date, the size of the employer is based on the number of Washington based employees, including full-time or part-time employees.