WA minimum wage to increase to $9.47

The Department of Labor and Industries announced today that Washington’s minimum wage will increase from $9.32 to $9.47 in 2015. The increase is due to a 1.59 percent increase in the consumer price index. According to L&I, this change will affect more than 67,000 workers.

Washington currently has the highest state minimum wage in the country, followed by Oregon ($9.10). Oregon’s minimum wage will also increase by 15 cents in 2015, to $9.25. Their increase will affect 142,000 workers.