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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
Alabama
$6.55
$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
Arizona
$6.90
$7.25
$7.25
$7.35
$7.65
$7.80
$7.90
$8.055
Arkansas
$6.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.50
California
$8.00
$8.00
$8.00
$8.00
$8.00
$8.00
$9.00
$9.00
Colorado
$7.02
$7.28
$7.24
$7.36
$7.64
$7.78
$8.00
$8.236
Connecticut
$7.65
$8.00
$8.25
$8.25
$8.25
$8.25
$8.70
$9.157
Delaware
$7.15
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.75
$8.258
District of Columbia
$7.55
$8.25
$8.25
$8.25
$8.25
$8.25
$9.50
$10.509
Florida
$6.79
$7.25
$7.25
$7.31
$7.67
$7.79
$7.93
$8.0510
Georgia
$6.55
$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
$7.7511
Idaho
$6.55
$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
Indiana
$6.55
$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
Kansas 4
$6.55
$2.65
$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
Louisiana
$6.55
$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
Maryland
$6.55
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$8.0012
Massachusetts
$8.00
$8.00
$8.00
$8.00
$8.00
$8.00
$8.00
$9.0013
Michigan
$7.40
$7.40
$7.40
$7.40
$7.40
$7.40
$8.15
$8.15
Minnesota1
$6.15
$6.15
$6.15
$6.15
$6.15
$6.15
$8.00
$8.00
Mississippi
$6.55
$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
$7.6514
Montana
$6.55
$7.25
$7.25
$7.35
$7.65
$7.65
$7.90
$8.0515
Nebraska
$6.55
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$8.00
Nevada 2
$6.85
$7.55
$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
New Jersey
$7.15
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$8.25
$8.3816
New Mexico
$6.50
$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
$8.7517
North Carolina
$6.55
$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
Ohio
$7.00
$7.30
$7.30
$7.40
$7.70
$7.85
$7.95
$8.1018
Oklahoma
$6.55
$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
$9.2519
Pennsylvania 3
$7.15
$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
Rhode Island
$7.40
$7.40
$7.40
$7.40
$7.40
$7.75
$8.00
$9.0020
South Carolina
$6.55
$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
$8.5021
Tennessee
$5.58
$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
Utah
$6.55
$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
$9.1522
Virginia
$6.55
$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
$9.4723
West Virginia
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$8.0024
Wisconsin
$6.50
$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

1 Listed rate is for companies w/more than $500,000 gross annual volume of sales or business. Business with less than $500,000 gross annual volume of sales or business will have a minimum wage rate of $6.50.
2 Listed rate is for businesses that do not offer health insurance coverage to employees and $7.25 for business 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 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
6 Colorado 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
7 Connecticut 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
8 Delaware 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 06/01/2015.
9 District of Columbia 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 07/01/2015.
10 Florida 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
11 Hawaii 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
12 Maryland 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
13 Massachusetts 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
14 Missouri 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
15 Montana 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
16 New Jersey 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
17 New York 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 12/31/2014.
18 Ohio 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
19 Oregon 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
20 Rhode Island 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
21 South Dakota 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
22 Vermont 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
23 Washington 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.
24 West Virginia 2015 state minimum wage rate effective 01/01/2015.

* Based on information gathered from the Department of Labor.

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