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What is the minimum wage in Seattle as of 2015?

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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.

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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.

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