What Is the Minimum Wage in Seattle As of 2015?

What Is the Minimum Wage in Seattle As of 2015?

Effective April 1, 2015, the minimum wage in Seattle for Schedule 1 employers, those employing more than 500 people in the United States, is $11 per hour. The minimum wage for Schedule 2 employers, those employing 500 people or less in the United States, is $10 per hour.

The Seattle City Council passed legislation mandating that the minimum wage be incrementally increased to $15. The minimum wage for Schedule 1 employers not providing medical benefits increases to $13 by Jan. 1, 2016, and $15 by Jan. 1, 2017. The minimum wage for Schedule 1 employers that do provide medical benefits increases to $12.50 by Jan. 1, 2016, $13.50 by Jan. 1, 2017 and $15 by Jan. 1, 2018. The minimum wage for Schedule 2 employers without a minimum compensation reaches $15 by Jan. 1, 2021.