Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Highest State Minimum Wage Rate in the Nation

Washington state will continue to lead the nation with the highest state minimum wage rate in the nation when the rate increases from $9.04 to $9.19 per hour on January 1, 2013.

Indexed to inflation:  The state's minimum wage rate increases annually based on changes to the Consumer Price Index, in accordance with the provisions of a voter passed initiative in 1998.

San Francisco's wage rate:  San Francisco's minimum wage rate of $10.24 tops Washington state's minimum wage rate.

Prevailing wages:  For most classifications of labor, prevailing wages established by the federal and state governments are higher than minimum wage rates.  The prevailing wage rate must be paid to all workers on public works construction projects.

More information:  Click here to read a news release from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries on the increase in the minimum wage rate.
Mike Purdy's Public Contracting Blog
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