Minimum Wage in Virginia – weekly, monthly, annually

In Virginia, the minimum wage is $11.00 per hour. That is $3.75 more than the federal minimum pay rate of $7.25. It was increased to this level in January 2022 and will be raised to $12.00 on January 1, 2023.

The tipped rate in Virginia is $2.13 an hour, but an employer is required to compensate the worker for the difference if the hourly earnings, including tips, do not reach the state minimum level of $11.00.

In Virginia, “tipped employees” are workers who regularly and customarily receive tips totaling at least $30 each month for their services.

Additionally, farm workers, seasonal workers, domestic workers, nonprofit workers, some students, home care providers, taxi drivers, operators, and outside salespersons are also exempt from Virginia’s minimum wage rules, just to mention a few categories.

Students under the age of 20 who are engaged in work-learn programs from universities or colleges can be paid 85 percent of Virginia’s minimum pay (so $9.35), but only if their jobs are part-time and for no more than 20 hours/week.

In Virginia, young workers on a new job under the age of 18 can be paid $4.25 per hour, but only for the first 90 days of their employment, and administrators, executives, business professionals, and outside salespersons are exempt as well. Read more below.

Virginia Paycheck Calculator

Our Virginia Paycheck Calculator shows you your hourly wage translated to annual, weekly, and monthly earnings.

How to use the Virginia paycheck calculator

  1. First, enter your hourly wage.
  2. Second, enter the number of hours you work in a week.
  3. Then, our paycheck calculator displays your hourly wage translated to annual, monthly, or weekly earnings.

How does this Virginia paycheck calculator work?

Hourly paid workers may have some difficulty understanding what their hourly wage means in terms of earnings per year, month, or week.

For workers that get paid periodically, like per week or month, it works differently. They’ll receive a paycheck at the end of a salary period. To help hourly workers understand how their hourly wage relates to earnings per week, year, or month, we designed this paycheck calculator.

It is very simple: all you have to do is enter your hourly wage and the number of hours in your work week. Then, our paycheck calculator instantly displays your hourly wage translated to earnings per year, month, or week.

Time period Equation
Annual wage = hourly earnings times
40 hours times 52 weeks
Monthly wage = annual earnings divided by 12 months
Weekly wage = hourly earnings times 40 hours

These results are generated by multiplying your base hourly pay by the number of hours, weeks, or months you work annually, assuming you work 40 hours a week.

Minimum Wage in Virginia

So Virginia’s minimum wage is $11.00 an hour. This translates to $88.00 per day, $440.00 per week (at 40 working hours), $1906.67 per month, and $22,880.00 per year.

As stated above, not every Virginia employee will get the state’s minimum wage. Voluntary nonprofit workers, some students, domestic workers, and some agricultural and seasonal workers are exempt from Virginia’s overtime and minimum wage requirements.

Virginia minimum wage exemptions

In Virginia, just as in all states, some worker categories are exempt from the state’s overtime and minimum wage regulations. The following overview is not a complete list of exempt categories, but it includes the main groups.

  • People working in domestic services may be exempt from Virginia’s minimum wage rules, as are persons working voluntarily for nonprofit, charitable, educational, or religious organizations.
  • In Virginia, employers can pay new workers younger than 18 a sort of “training wage” of $4.25, but only for the first 90 days.
  • Tipped workers can be paid $2.13 an hour, but if the employee isn’t making Virginia’s minimum hourly wage (including tips), the employer is required to compensate the worker for the difference.
  • Students younger than 20 engaged in a work-learn program from a university may receive 85% of Virginia’s minimum hourly wage, so $9.35. However, the job must be part-time for up to 20 hours per week.
  • Business professionals, executives, administrators, or outside salespersons may also be exempt in Virginia.
  • Farm workers, seasonal workers, golf course caddies, traveling salespersons, outside salespersons, and individuals working at summer camps may be exempt.
  • Virginia exempts computer specialists, such as system analysts, programmers, or software engineers as well.

As required by FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) rules, all Virginia employers must clearly display state-recognized informative posters explaining to their employees all about Virginia’s minimum pay and overtime laws.

Virginia overtime wage

If a Virginia employee works more than 40 hours in a regular work week, the employer is required to pay the worker 1.5 times the usual pay for these overtime hours. Virginia has not set a limit on overtime hours per day.

So, in Virginia, this means that the wage for qualifying overtime hours must be at least $16.50 an hour. Virginia, however, exempts a number of categories from its overtime pay requirements. The following overview is not a complete list, but it includes the main groups.

  • In Virginia, some computer specialists, for example, programmers, analysts, or software engineers, are exempt from the state’s overtime rules.
  • Farm workers, golf caddies, traveling salespersons, and outside salespersons are also exempt.
  • Individuals engaged in charitable, educational, religious, or nonprofit organizations on a voluntary basis are exempt.
  • Persons working at summer camp and all individuals younger than 16 years of age hold exempt status as well.
  • Executives, administrators, and business professionals may also hold exempt status in Virginia.

Nothing in this post constitutes legal advice. So, if you have any questions about Virginia’s minimum wage and/or overtime laws or compliance, please consult a tax professional or tax attorney.