The minimum wage in Seattle will increase to $18.69 on Jan. 1, a jump of $1.42 from the current minimum wage in the city.
The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) made the announcement of the annual wage increase Tuesday morning.
The increase is required by the city's Minimum Wage Ordinance and reflects the Consumer Price Index inflation rate for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton area.
The minimum wage applies to employees within Seattle city limits, regardless of the employee’s immigration status.
Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the OLS and the minimum wage for large employers, which is defined by 501 employees or more, will be $18.69 per hour, which is an 8.22% increase over 2022.
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