SEATAC, Wash. — SeaTac’s minimum hourly wage for hospitality and transportation workers will rise to $19.06 on Jan. 1, 2023, making it the highest minimum wage in the nation.
That’s according to the University of California Berkeley Labor Center as of Oct. 6, 2022. The labor center tracks city, county and state minimum-wage ordinances.
The city is home to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The minimum wage for hospitality and transportation workers, which is currently $17.54 per hour, will go up 8.66% due to inflation, according to the city.
The increase was calculated by the Department of Labor, using the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers .
The minimum wage ordinance for hospitality and transportation workers passed in 2013.
Learn more about SeaTac’s employment standards ordinance at this link.
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