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Washington Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Washington State Tax ID Number 

Click HERE to obtain State Tax ID 

Click HERE to obtain State Unemployment Tax ID 

Washington Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

The minimum wage in the state of Washington is $16.28 per hour. For more information on Washington’s minimum wage rules, please click HERE. 

Please note that several cities within Washington have their own separate minimum wage rates which are higher than the state mandated rate and that minimum wage rates for all jurisdictions are subject to change. Employers should verify they meet current state, county, and local requirements. 


Employers must pay most employees 1.5 the employee’s regular rate of pay for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek consisting of seven consecutive days which begin on the same day and time. For more information on Washington’s overtime rules, please click HERE. 

Pay Frequency 

Employers in Washington must pay employees for all work performed at the agreed-upon wage rate on a regular, scheduled payday at least once per month. For more information on Washington’s pay requirement rules, please click HERE. 

Washington Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                          $67,600 

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages):     115% of the average industry rate 

Washington Income Tax Withholding 

Washington has no state income tax. 

Washington State Resources 

Washington Department of Revenue 

Washington Department of Labor & Industries 

Washington Employment Security Department 

Washington SUI Rate 


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Revised 1/1/2024