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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
 200820092010201120122013201420152016
Alabama $6.55 $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 $9.751
Arizona $6.90 $7.25 $7.25 $7.35 $7.65 $7.80 $7.90 $8.05 $8.05
Arkansas $6.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.50 $8.002
California $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $9.00 $9.00 $10.003
Colorado $7.02 $7.28 $7.24 $7.36 $7.64 $7.78 $8.00 $8.23 $8.31
Connecticut $7.65 $8.00 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.70 $9.15 $9.604
Delaware $7.15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.75 $8.25 $8.25
District of Columbia $7.55 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $9.50 $10.50 $11.505
Florida $6.79 $7.25 $7.25 $7.31 $7.67 $7.79 $7.93 $8.05 $8.05
Georgia $6.55 $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 $8.506
Idaho $6.55 $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
Indiana $6.55 $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
Kansas 4 $6.55 $2.65 $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
Louisiana $6.55 $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
Maryland $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $$8.00 $8.757
Massachusetts $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $9.00 $10.008
Michigan $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $8.15 $8.15 $8.50
Minnesota1 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $6.15 $8.00 $9.00 $9.50
Mississippi $6.55 $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
Montana $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.35 $7.65 $7.65 $7.90 $8.05 $8.05
Nebraska $6.55 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.00 $9.009
Nevada 2 $6.85 $7.55 $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
New Jersey $7.15 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.25 $8.38 $8.38
New Mexico $6.50 $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
North Carolina $6.55 $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
Ohio $7.00 $7.30 $7.30 $7.40 $7.70 $7.85 $7.95 $8.10 $8.10
Oklahoma $6.55 $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 $9.25
Pennsylvania 3 $7.15 $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
Rhode Island $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.75 $8.00 $9.00 $9.00
South Carolina $6.55 $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
Tennessee $5.58 $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
Utah $6.55 $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 $9.6010
Virginia $6.55 $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
West Virginia $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $8.00 $8.7511
Wisconsin $6.50 $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

1 Alaska 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2016.
2 Arkansas 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2016.
3 California 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2016.
4 Connecticut 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2016.
5 District of Columbia 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 07/01/2016.
6 Hawaii 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2016.
7 Maryland 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2016.
8 Massachusetts 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
9 Nebraska 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2016.
10 Vermont 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2016.
11 West Virginia 2016 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2016.

* Based on information gathered from the Department of Labor.

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