What's My Wage?
Different minimum wage laws apply to workers in Seattle, Tacoma, SeaTac, and the rest of the state. Answer a few questions to find out what minimum wage law applies to your employer — and ask any questions you may have!
What's My Wage
 
Do you work in Washington State? *


 
What company or chain do you work for? *

If you don't want to say, that's okay—just type something in the box like "Anonymous" so we can move on.
 
What city do you work in? *

When we say "city" here, we're talking about the official city limits. That's usually the same as the mailing address, but not always. For example, some parts of White Center have Seattle mailing addresses but are south of the city limits. Some areas near Tacoma may have that city as their mailing address but outside those city limits too. If you're not sure, just go ahead and say you don't know and we'll look into it & let you know!

 
SEATTLE MINIMUM WAGE

 
Are you sure that your workplace is within the city limits of Seattle?

     
 
You said you work for {{answer_40191658}}. Is that a large company or chain, or a smaller company or chain? *

If the company or chain has more than 500 employees globally, it's considered a large company under the Seattle law. If they have 500 employees or less, they're considered a smaller company

 
Is {{answer_40191658}} part of a franchise network?


 
Do all parts of that franchise network in total employ more than 500 people globally?


 
Do you receive medical benefits from {{answer_40191658}}?

Only choose "Yes" if you are enrolled in medical benefits paid for by {{answer_40191658}}.

 
Do you receive tips in your work at {{answer_40191658}} ?


 
Based on the information you provided, your minimum wage at {{answer_40191658}} in Seattle is:
$15.00/hour, effective January 1, 2017.

The wage increases with inflation on January 1, 2018.

This wage rate is calculated based on your report that {{answer_40191658}} is a larger company or chain with more than 500 global employees, and that you do not receive employer-paid medical benefits.
 
Based on the information you provided, your minimum wage at {{answer_40191658}} in Seattle is:
$13.50/hour, effective January 1, 2017.

The wage rises to $15.00/hour on January 1, 2018.

This wage rate is calculated based on your report that {{answer_40191658}} is a larger company or chain with more than 500 global employees, and that you do receive employer-paid medical benefits.
 
Based on the information you provided, your minimum wage at {{answer_40191658}} in Seattle is:
$13.00/hour, effective January 1, 2017.

The wage rises to $14.00/hour on January 1, 2018.

This wage rate is calculated based on your report that {{answer_40191658}} is a smaller company or chain with 500 or fewer global employees, that you do not receive tips, and that you do not receive employer-paid medical benefits.
 
Based on the information you provided, in Seattle {{answer_40191658}} has to do two things, effective January 1, 2017:
1) Pay a minimum wage of $11.00/hour
2) Provide a minimum compensation of $13.00/hour.
Your minimum compensation is the sum of your cash wage, any tips you receive, and the cost to the employer of providing you health benefits.

These figures rise to $11.50 and $14.00/hour on January 1, 2018. 

This wage rate is calculated based on your report that {{answer_40191658}} is a smaller company or chain with 500 or fewer global employees, and that you receive either tips, or employer-paid medical benefits.
 
TACOMA MINIMUM WAGE

 
Are you sure your workplace is within the city limits of Tacoma?

     
 
Based on the information you provided, your minimum wage at {{answer_40191658}} in Tacoma is:
$11.15/hour, effective January 1, 2017.

The wage rises to $12.00/hour on January 1, 2018.

This wage rate is calculated based on your report that you work at {{answer_40191658}} inside the city limits of Tacoma.
 
SEATAC PROPOSITION 1 LABOR STANDARDS

 
Are you sure your workplace is within the city limits of SeaTac?


 
What kind of company do you work for?


 
Does the hotel have 100 rooms or more, and employ 30 people or more?


 
Based on the information you provided,  {{answer_40191658}} may  be covered by SeaTac Proposition 1, which establishes a living wage at large transportation and tourism related employers. That would mean a minimum wage of: $15.34/hour, effective 1/1/2017. 

However, the rules around coverage are complicated — so we need to know a little bit more!

 
WASHINGTON STATE MINIMUM WAGE

 
Based on the information you provided, your minimum wage at {{answer_40191658}} in Washington State is:
$11.00/hour, effective January 1, 2017.

The wage rises to $11.50/hour on January 1, 2018.

This wage rate is calculated based on your report that you work at {{answer_40191658}} in Washington State.
 
FOLLOW-UP

 
What's the physical address of the location where you work?

Please include street address, city, and zip code. And keep in mind that having a city name in a mailing address does not necessarily mean it's inside the city limits — but it does give us the information we need to find out!
 
Are you getting paid correctly?


 
Can you provide some more details?

 
What's the best way to reach you?

You can reach us too — email info@workingwa.org or call 253-256-5176

 
You gave us the email address {{answer_41078390}} — is that the right one?

     
 
What's your phone number?

Make sure to include your area code!
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We're a statewide workers organization based in Washington State, so we can only provide info on the minimum wage law here. But you're welcome to give it another try, pretend you work in Washington and see what you'd be getting paid!
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This tool was built by Working Washington, a statewide workers organization that fights to raise wages, improve labor standards, and change the conversation about wealth, inequality, and the value of work. 

Billionaires aren't going to support workers organizing to take on income inequality, and the government isn't going to pay for it either. So it's up to you.
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