West Virginia Minimum Wage Calculator 2017

Use our calculator to discover the West Virginia Minimum Wage. The West Virginia Minimum Wage is the lowermost hourly rate that any employee in West Virginia can expect by law. There are legal minimum wages set by the federal government and the state government of West Virginia. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and the West Virginia state minimum wage is $8.75 per hour. The law states that whichever is the higher applies to employers in that state.

West Virginia is one of the states that has a minimum wage rule and ensures that their employers pay it. There are five states that do not. Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina do not.

The minimum wage in West Virginia means that a full-time worker can expect to earn the following sums as a minimum before tax. These assume a 40-hour working week:

  • $350.00 per working week
  • $1,516.67 per month
  • $18,200.00 per annum

These figures are approximate.

In addition, employees in West Virginia working over the 40 hours per week gain an entitlement to overtime. This must be at least one and one half times the regular hourly rate as a minimum. So, the overtime minimum wage in West Virginia is currently $13.12 per hour. There are some exemptions from overtime pay and these include seasonal; workers, independent contractors and some farm workers.

Note: The overtime pay is calculated as the money compensation for the hours an eligible employee works in a week. The FLSA (Fair Labor Standard Act) states that this must be 1.5 times their regular rate of hourly pay.

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Calculation Results:

The 2017 West Virginia State minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour
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West Virginia vs. Federal Minimum Wage

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How does the West Virginia Minimum Wage stack up?

The West Virginia Minimum Wage is set at $8.75 per hour, in comparison with the Federal Minimum Wage which is set at $7.25 per hour.