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State Minimum Wage

The chart below lists the most up-to-date minimum wage rate per state. Employers are required to post the minimum wage as determined by the state and federal laws at all times for their employees. Minimum wage rates will increase as a result of CPI, Federal wage increase or cost-of-living accommodation.

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Note: The rates below are for general informational purposes only and should not be used as legal or professional advice. Please contact your local state agency for more information regarding your State Minimum Wage.

 
 
Federal Minimum Wage Info
  • $5.15 - Sept. 1, 1997
  • $5.85 - July 24, 2007
  • $6.55 - July 24, 2008
  • $7.25 - July 24, 2009
 
 
 


State Minimum Wage Rates
State Minimum Wage
Alabama
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Alaska
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75
2010 2009 2008  
$7.75 $7.25 $7.15  
Arizona
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.905 $7.80 $7.65 $7.35
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.90  
Arkansas
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.25  
California
2014 2013 2012 2011
$9.006 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00
2010 2009 2008  
$8.00 $8.00 $8.00  
Colorado
2014 2013 2012 2011
$8.007 $7.78 $7.64 $7.36
2010 2009 2008  
$7.24 $7.28 $7.02  
Connecticut
2014 2013 2012 2011
$8.708 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
2010 2009 2008  
$8.25 $8.00 $7.65  
Delaware
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.759 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $7.15  
District of Columbia
2014 2013 2012 2011
$9.5010 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
2010 2009 2008  
$8.25 $8.25 $7.55  
Florida
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.9311 $7.79 $7.67 $7.31
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.79  
Georgia
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Hawaii
2014 2013 2012 2011
TBD12 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25  
Idaho
2014 2013 2012 2011
TBD13 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Illinois
2014 2013 2012 2011
TBD14 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
2010 2009 2008  
$8.25 $8.00 $7.75  
Indiana
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Iowa
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25  
Kansas 4
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $2.65 $6.55  
Kentucky
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Louisiana
2014 2013 2012 2011
TBD15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Maine
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50
2010 2009 2008  
$7.50 $7.25 $7.25  
Maryland
2014 2013 2012 2011
TBD16 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Massachusetts
2014 2013 2012 2011
TBD17 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00
2010 2009 2008  
$8.00 $8.00 $8.00  
Michigan
2014 2013 2012 2011
$8.1518 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40
2010 2009 2008  
$7.40 $7.40 $7.40  
Minnesota 1
2014 2013 2012 2011
$8.0019 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15
2010 2009 2008  
$6.15 $6.15 $6.15  
Mississippi
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Missouri
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.5020 $7.35 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.65  
State Minimum Wage
Montana
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.9021 $7.80 $7.65 $7.35
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Nebraska
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Nevada 2
2014 2013 2012 2011
$8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
2010 2009 2008  
$8.25 $7.55 $6.85  
New Hampshire
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25  
New Jersey
2014 2013 2012 2011
$8.2522 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $7.15  
New Mexico
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50
2010 2009 2008  
$7.50 $7.50 $6.50  
New York
2014 2013 2012 2011
$8.0023 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $7.15  
North Carolina
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
North Dakota
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Ohio
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.9524 $7.85 $7.70 $7.40
2010 2009 2008  
$7.30 $7.30 $7.00  
Oklahoma
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Oregon
2014 2013 2012 2011
$9.1025 $8.95 $8.80 $8.50
2010 2009 2008  
$8.40 $8.40 $7.95  
Pennsylvania 3
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $7.15  
Puerto Rico
2014 2013 2012 2011
$6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55
2010 2009 2008  
$6.55 $6.55 $6.55  
Rhode Island
2014 2013 2012 2011
$8.0026 $7.75 $7.40 $7.40
2010 2009 2008  
$7.40 $7.40 $7.40  
South Carolina
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
South Dakota
2014 2013 2012 2011
TBD27 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Tennessee
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $5.58  
Texas
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Utah
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Vermont
2014 2013 2012 2011
$8.7328 $8.60 $8.46 $8.15
2010 2009 2008  
$8.06 $8.06 $7.68  
Virginia
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  
Washington
2014 2013 2012 2011
$9.3229 $9.19 $9.04 $8.67
2010 2009 2008  
$8.55 $8.55 $8.07  
West Virginia
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25  
Wisconsin
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.50  
Wyoming
2014 2013 2012 2011
$7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
2010 2009 2008  
$7.25 $7.25 $6.55  

1 Listed rate is for companies w/more than $625,000 gross annual volume of sales or business. Businesses with less than $625,000 gross annual volume of sales or business will have a minimum wage rate of $5.25.
2 Listed rate is for businesses that do not offer health insurance coverage to employees and $7.25 for businesses that offer health insurance.
3 Listed rate is for businesses that employ less than 10 full-time employees.
4 $2.65 rate is for businesses with gross revenue less than $500,000. Any businesses that have a higher gross will pay the current Federal minimum wage rate.
5 Arizona 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
6 California 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 07/01/2014.
7 Colorado 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
8 Connecticut 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
9 Delaware 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 06/01/2014.
10 District of Columbia 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 07/01/2014.
11 Florida 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
12 Hawaii 2014 state minimum wage rate proposal is pending.
13 Idaho 2014 state minimum wage rate proposal is pending.
14 Illinois 2014 state minimum wage rate proposal is pending.
15 Louisiana 2014 state minimum wage rate proposal is pending.
16 Maryland 2014 state minimum wage rate proposal is pending.
17 Massachusetts 2014 state minimum wage rate proposal is pending.
18 Michigan 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 09/01/2014.
19 Minnesota 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 08/01/2014.
20 Missouri 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
21 Montana 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
22 New Jersey 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
23 New York 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 12/31/2014.
24 Ohio 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
25 Oregon 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
26 Rhode Island 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
27 South Dakota 2014 state minimum wage rate proposal is pending.
28 Vermont 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.
29 Washington 2014 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2014.

* Based on information gathered from the Department of Labor.


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