The Bellingham Herald
Washington's minimum wage will increase to $9.19 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced today (Sept. 28). L&I calculates the state's minimum wage each year as required by Initiative 688, approved by...
Washington state's minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour. The Department of Labor & Industries said Friday the new rules will go into effect in January. Washington is already the state with the highest minimum wage in the country.