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State Minimum Wage Rates

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 Information


  • $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 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Alabama $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Alaska $7.15 $7.25 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $8.75 $9.75 $9.80 $9.84 Buy Now
Arizona $6.90 $7.25 $7.25 $7.35 $7.65 $7.80 $7.90 $8.05 $8.05 $10.00 $10.50 Buy Now
Arkansas $6.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.50 $8.00 $8.50 $8.50 Buy Now
California $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $9.00 $9.00 $10.00 $10.50 $11.001 Buy Now
Colorado $7.02 $7.28 $7.24 $7.36 $7.64 $7.78 $8.00 $8.23 $8.31 $9.30 $10.20 Buy Now
Connecticut $7.65 $8.00 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.70 $9.15 $9.60 $10.10 $10.10 Buy Now
Delaware $7.15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.75 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 Buy Now
District of Columbia $7.55 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $9.50 $10.50 $11.50 $11.50 $12.50 Buy Now
Florida $6.79 $7.25 $7.25 $7.31 $7.67 $7.79 $7.93 $8.05 $8.05 $8.10 $8.25 Buy Now
Georgia $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Hawaii $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.75 $8.50 $9.25 $10.10 Buy Now
Idaho $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Illinois $7.75 $8.00 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 Buy Now
Indiana $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Iowa $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Kansas $6.55 $2.65 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Kentucky $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Louisiana $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Maine $7.25 $7.25 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $9.00 $10.00 Buy Now
Maryland $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.00 $8.75 $9.25 $10.10 Buy Now
Massachusetts $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $9.00 $10.00 $11.00 $11.00 Buy Now
Michigan $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $8.15 $8.15 $8.50 $8.90 $9.25 Buy Now
Minnesota $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $8.00 $9.00 $9.50 $9.50 $9.654 Buy Now
Mississippi $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Missouri $6.65 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.35 $7.50 $7.65 $7.65 $7.70 $7.85 Buy Now
Montana $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.35 $7.65 $7.65 $7.90 $8.05 $8.05 $8.15 $8.30 Buy Now
Nebraska $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 Buy Now
Nevada $6.85 $7.55 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 Buy Now
New Hampshire $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
New Jersey $7.15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.25 $8.38 $8.38 $8.44 $8.60 Buy Now
New Mexico $6.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 TBD Buy Now
New York $7.15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.00 $8.75 $9.00 $9.70 $11.102 Buy Now
North Carolina $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
North Dakota $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Ohio $7.00 $7.30 $7.30 $7.40 $7.70 $7.85 $7.95 $8.10 $8.10 $8.15 $8.30 Buy Now
Oklahoma $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Oregon $7.95 $8.40 $8.40 $8.50 $8.80 $8.95 $9.10 $9.25 $9.75 $10.25 $10.253 Buy Now
Pennsylvania $7.15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Puerto Rico $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 Buy Now
Rhode Island $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.75 $8.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.60 $10.10 Buy Now
South Carolina $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
South Dakota $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.50 $8.50 $8.65 $8.65 Buy Now
Tennessee $5.58 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Texas $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Utah $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Vermont $7.68 $8.06 $8.06 $8.15 $8.46 $8.60 $8.73 $9.15 $9.60 $10.00 $10.50 Buy Now
Virginia $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Washington $8.07 $8.55 $8.55 $8.67 $9.04 $9.19 $9.32 $9.47 $9.47 $11.00 $11.50 Buy Now
West Virginia $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.00 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 Buy Now
Wisconsin $6.50 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
Wyoming $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 Buy Now
 

1 Listed rate is for employers in California with 26 or more employees. Employers in California with 25 or less employees have a minimum wage of $10.50 per hour.
2 Listed rate is for most employers in New York State. The minimum wage for New York City is $11.00 for large employers and $10.50 for small employers. The minimum wage for Long Island and Westchester Counties is $10.00.
3 Listed rate is the standard minimum wage. Portland Metro region minimum wage is $11.25 per huor and Nonurban Counties have a minimum wage of $10.00 per hour.
4 Listed rate is for large employers. Small employers will have a minimum wage of $7.87 per hour. The 90-day training wage and youth wage will also be $7.87 per hour.

* Based on information gathered from the Department of Labor.

 

City/County Minimum Wage Rates

 
State City/County Current Minimum Wage Effective Date Anticipated Increase Effective Date Purchase
AZ Flagstaff $10.50 7/1/2017 N/A N/A Buy Now
CA Berkeley $12.53 10/1/2016 $13.75 10/1/2017 Buy Now
  Cupertino $12.00 1/1/2017 $13.50 1/1/2018 Buy Now
  El Cerrito $12.25 1/1/2017 $13.60 1/1/2018 Buy Now
  Emeryville
(56 or more employees)
$15.20 7/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Emeryville
(55 or less employees)
$14.00 7/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Los Altos $12.00 1/1/2017 $13.50 1/1/2018 Buy Now
  Los Angeles
(26 or more employees)
$12.00 7/1/2017 $13.25 7/1/2018 Buy Now
  Los Angeles
(25 or less employees)
$10.50 7/1/2017 $12.00 7/1/2018 Buy Now
  Malibu
(26 or more employees)
$13.25 7/1/2018 $14.25 7/1/2019 Buy Now
  Malibu
(25 or less employees)
$12.00 7/1/2018 $13.25 7/1/2019 Buy Now
  Milpitas $12.00 1/1/2018 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Mountain View $13.00 1/1/2017 $15.00 1/1/2018 Buy Now
  Oakland $12.86 1/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Palo Alto $12.00 1/1/2017 $13.50 1/1/2018 Buy Now
  Pasadena
(26 or more employees)
$12.00 7/1/2017 $13.25 7/1/2018 Buy Now
  Richmond $13.41 1/1/2018 $15.00 1/1/2019 Buy Now
  Sacramento
(101 or more employees)
$10.50 1/1/2017 $11.00 1/1/2018 Buy Now
  Sacramento
(100 less employees)
$10.50 7/1/2017 $11.00 7/1/2018 Buy Now
  San Diego $11.50 7/1/2017 $15.00 7/1/2018 Buy Now
  San Francisco $14.00 7/1/2017 $15.00 7/1/2018 Buy Now
  San Jose $12.00 7/1/2017 $13.50 1/1/2018 Buy Now
  San Leandro $12.00 7/1/2017 $13.00 7/1/2018 Buy Now
  San Mateo $12.00 1/1/2017 $13.50 1/1/2018 Buy Now
  Santa Clara $13.00 1/1/2018 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Santa Monica
(26 or more employees)
$12.00 7/1/2017 $13.25 7/1/2018 Buy Now
  Santa Monica
(25 or less employees)
$10.50 7/1/2016 $12.00 7/1/2018 Buy Now
  Sunnyvale $13.00 1/1/2017 $15.00 1/1/2018 Buy Now
IL Chicago $11.00 7/1/2017 $12.00 7/1/2018 Buy Now
KY Lexington $8.20 7/1/2016 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Louisville $8.25 7/1/2016 $9.00 7/1/2017 Buy Now
ME Portland $10.68 1/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
MD Montgomery County $11.50 7/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Prince George's County $10.75 10/1/2016 $11.50 10/1/2017 Buy Now
NM Albuquerque
(without benefits)
$8.80 1/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Albuquerque
(with benefits)
$7.80 1/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Bernalillo County $8.70 1/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Las Cruces $9.20 1/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Santa Fe $11.09 3/1/2017 N/A N/A Buy Now
NY Nassau County 13.73 8/1/2016 TBD 8/1/2017 Buy Now
  Nassau County 15.78 8/1/2016 TBD 8/1/2017 Buy Now
  Suffolk County
(with benefits)
$12.03 1/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Suffolk County
(without benefits)
$13.69 1/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Long Island & Westchester Counties $10.00 12/31/2016 TBD 12/31/2017 Buy Now
  New York City
(11 or more employees)
$11.00 12/31/2016 TBD 12/31/2017 Buy Now
  New York City
(10 or less employees)
$10.50 12/31/2016 TBD 12/31/2017 Buy Now
  All Other New York Cities $9.70 12/31/2016 TBD TBD Buy Now
OR Non-Urban Counties $10.00 7/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Portland $11.25 7/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
WA Seattle (501 or more
employees, without benefits)
$15.45 1/1/2018 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Seattle (501 or more
employees, with benefits)
$15.00 1/1/2018 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Seattle (500 or less
employees, without benefits)
$13.00 1/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Seattle (500 or less
employees, with benefits)
$11.00 1/1/2017 TBD TBD Buy Now
  Tacoma $12.00 1/1/2018 TBD TBD Buy Now
 
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