WV min wage rate 2018 West Virginia State Minimum Wage Rate 2017, 2018

The 2024 West Virginia Minimum Wage is $8.75 per hour.

West Virginia Minimum Wage 2024

WV Min Wage:


The West Virginia Minimum Wage is currently $8.75 per hour.
The West Virginia Minimum Wage is greater than the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25 per hour, so employees in West Virginia are entitled to the higher minimum wage of $8.75 per hour.
Please Note: Eighteen states have raised their minimum wage as of January 1, 2018. Make sure you know any new West Virginia labor laws.

West Virginia Minimum Wage Laws

What is the West Virginia Minimum Wage?

The West Virginia Minimum Wage is the lowest hourly wage that an employee working in West Virginia can legally be paid. Both West Virginia and the federal government have set a legal minimum wage - West Virginia's is $8.75 per hour, while the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Federal law states that the applicable minimum wage is whichever minimum wage is higher.

West Virginia Labor Laws

West Virginia Minimum Wage Exemptions

Certain occupations and employees are exempt from West Virginia and Federal Minimum Wage regulations, including tipped workers, students in high school and college, and certain disabled workers (with a certificate from the West Virginia Department of Labor). Read more about exceptions from West Virginia minimum wage law External Link.

How much do West Virginia Minimum Wage employees earn?

Full time minimum wage workers in West Virginia earn a total of $350.00 per week and approximately $18,200.00 per year (based on a 8 hour days and a 260-day work year) before taxes. The federal poverty threshold for a household of two is $14,570 per year.

West Virginia Overtime Wage Law

All West Virginia employees working over 40 hours in a work week are entitled an overtime wage of at least 1.5 times their regular hourly pay rate - therefore, the overtime minimum wage in WV is $13.13 per hour. In addition, West Virginia law requires all employees working over 0 hours in a single day to be paid overtime.
Some workers or employers are exempt from overtime law including independant contractors, seasonal workers, and some farm workers. Contact the West Virginia Department of Labor for details.

West Virginia Department of Labor Information

If your employer is paying you less then the West Virginia minimum wage, if you believe you are owed back wages for unpaid overtime, or your employer is otherwise violating West Virginia or Federal labor law, the West Virginia Department of Labor is there to help you.

Call your local office of the West Virginia Department of Labor, and and they will advocate on your behalf to ensure your employer becomes compliant and you receive any necessary backwages or compensation. Be sure to have recent paystubs, timesheets, employment contracts, and other important documents on hand when you call.

West Virginia Labor Law Posters

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires all employers in West Virginia to display the 2024 West Virginia Minimum Wage poster along with additional labor law compliance posters in a conspicuous place for all employees to read, such as a hallway or breakroom. Failure to display all required labor law posters can result in a fine.
West Virginia Minimum Wage & Labor Law Poster

West Virginia All-In-One Labor Law Poster

This professional West Virginia labor law poster includes all of the posters needed to satisfy both West Virginia and Federal minimum wage and labor law regulations.

This poster has been updated for 2018, including the recent FMLA poster update. Professionally printed and laminated.

Notice to all employers: Eighteen states have new minimum wages as of January 2018. Please make sure you have the most up-to-date version of your labor law posters.
Free labor law posters: Basic PDF copies of the Federal Minimum Wage posters can be downloaded from the Department of Labor with the links provided below. Please note that additional posters are also required by Federal and West Virginia law. A professional poster including all required postings can be purchased through the link provided above.
Free West Virginia Minimum Wage Posters

Minimum Wage Jobs in West Virginia

With the current state of the economy, a large amount of the new jobs being created in West Virginia are entry-level, minimum wage positions. Full time, part time, and seasonal minimum wage jobs in West Virginia External Link can be found through local employment listings or a local job search site. You can use the search box below to find current job listings in your area.
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