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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
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
Alabama $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Alaska $7.15 $7.25 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $8.75 $9.75 $9.80
Arizona $6.90 $7.25 $7.25 $7.35 $7.65 $7.80 $7.90 $8.05 $8.05 $10.00
Arkansas $6.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.50 $8.00 $8.50
California $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $9.00 $9.00 $10.00 $10.501
Colorado $7.02 $7.28 $7.24 $7.36 $7.64 $7.78 $8.00 $8.23 $8.31 $9.30
Connecticut $7.65 $8.00 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.70 $9.15 $9.60 $10.10
Delaware $7.15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.75 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
District of Columbia $7.55 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $9.50 $10.50 $11.50 $11.50
Florida $6.79 $7.25 $7.25 $7.31 $7.67 $7.79 $7.93 $8.05 $8.05 $8.10
Georgia $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Hawaii $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.75 $8.50 $9.25
Idaho $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Illinois $7.75 $8.00 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
Indiana $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Iowa $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Kansas $6.55 $2.65 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Kentucky $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Louisiana $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Maine $7.25 $7.25 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $9.00
Maryland $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.00 $8.75 $9.25
Massachusetts $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $9.00 $10.00 $11.00
Michigan $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $8.15 $8.15 $8.50 $8.90
Minnesota $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $8.00 $9.00 $9.50 $9.50
Mississippi $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Missouri $6.65 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.35 $7.50 $7.65 $7.65 $7.70
Montana $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.35 $7.65 $7.65 $7.90 $8.05 $8.05 $8.15
Nebraska $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.00 $9.00 $9.00
Nevada $6.85 $7.55 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
New Hampshire $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
New Jersey $7.15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.25 $8.38 $8.38 $8.44
New Mexico $6.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50
New York $7.15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.00 $8.75 $9.00 $9.702
North Carolina $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
North Dakota $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Ohio $7.00 $7.30 $7.30 $7.40 $7.70 $7.85 $7.95 $8.10 $8.10 $8.15
Oklahoma $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Oregon $7.95 $8.40 $8.40 $8.50 $8.80 $8.95 $9.10 $9.25 $9.75 $9.75
Pennsylvania $7.15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Puerto Rico $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55
Rhode Island $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.75 $8.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.60
South Carolina $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
South Dakota $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.50 $8.50 $8.65
Tennessee $5.58 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Texas $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Utah $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Vermont $7.68 $8.06 $8.06 $8.15 $8.46 $8.60 $8.73 $9.15 $9.60 $10.00
Virginia $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Washington $8.07 $8.55 $8.55 $8.67 $9.04 $9.19 $9.32 $9.47 $9.47 $11.00
West Virginia $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.00 $8.75 $8.75
Wisconsin $6.50 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Wyoming $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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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 $10.00 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.

* 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
AL Birmingham $8.50 7/1/2016 $10.10 7/1/2017
CA Berkeley $12.53 10/1/2016 $13.75 10/1/2017
  Cupertino $12.00 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  El Cerrito $12.25 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Emeryville
(56 or more employees)
$14.82 7/1/2016 N/A N/A
  Emeryville
(55 or less employees)
$13.00 7/1/2016 N/A N/A
  Los Angeles $10.50 7/1/2016 $12.00 7/1/2017
  Mountain View $13.00 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Oakland $12.86 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Palo Alto $12.00 1/1/2017 $13.50 1/1/2018
  Pasadena
(26 or more employees)
$10.50 7/1/2016 N/A N/A
  Pasadena
(25 or less employees)
$10.50 7/1/2016 N/A N/A
  Richmond $12.30 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  San Diego $10.50 1/1/2016 TBD TBD
  San Francisco $13.00 7/1/2016 N/A N/A
  San Jose $10.50 1/1/2017 $12.00 7/1/2017
  San Mateo $12.00 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Santa Clara $11.10 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Santa Monica
(26 or more employees)
$10.50 7/1/2016 $12.00 7/1/2017
  Santa Monica
(25 or less employees)
$10.00 7/1/2016 $10.50 7/1/2017
  Sunnyvale $11.00 7/1/2016 N/A N/A
IL Chicago $10.50 7/1/2016 $11.00 7/1/2017
IA Johnson County $10.10 7/1/2017 TBD TBD
KY Lexington $8.20 7/1/2016 TBD TBD
  Louisville $8.25 7/1/2016 $9.00 7/1/2017
ME Bangor $10.68 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Portland $10.68 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
MD Montgomery County $10.75 7/1/2016 $11.50 7/1/2017
  Prince George's County $10.75 10/1/2016 $11.50 10/1/2017
NM Albuquerque
(without benefits)
$8.80 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Albuquerque
(with benefits)
$7.80 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Las Cruces $9.20 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Bernalillo County $8.70 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Santa Fe $10.91 3/1/2016 N/A N/A
NY Nassau County 13.73 8/1/2016 TBD 8/1/2017
  Nassau County 15.78 8/1/2016 TBD 8/1/2017
  Suffolk County
(with benefits)
$12.03 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Suffolk County
(without benefits)
$13.69 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Long Island & Westchester Counties $10.00 12/31/2016 TBD 12/31/2017
  New York City
(11 or more employees)
$11.00 12/31/2016 TBD 12/31/2017
  New York City
(10 or less employees)
$10.50 12/31/2016 TBD 12/31/2017
OR Non-Urban Counties $9.50 7/1/2016 $10.00 7/1/2017
  Portland $9.75 7/1/2016 $11.25 7/1/2017
WA Seattle (501 or more
employees, without benefits)
$15.00 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Seattle (501 or more
employees, with benefits)
$13.50 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Seattle (500 or less
employees, without benefits)
$13.00 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Seattle (500 or less
employees, with benefits)
$11.00 1/1/2017 TBD TBD
  Tacoma $10.35 2/1/2016 TBD TBD
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