Minimum Wage Chart by State


Ensure State-by-State Minimum Wage Compliance 

Most states, 31 in fact, have created - and continue to create - laws to update the minimum wage throughout the state above and beyond the federal minimum wage required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The federal minimum wage and FLSA require that the vast majority of employees regardless of state (with few exceptions), make a minimum of $7.25 an hour. If a state has no minimum wage requirement or law, or the minimum wage the state requires is lower than the federal minimum wage, then the federal minimum wage typically always applies. 

Below is a table outlining state-by-state minimum wages and wage requirements to make compliance simpler for employers. 

State Minimum Wage Chart

STATE MINIMUM WAGE TIPPED WAGES NOTES & STIPULATIONS
Alabama $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 N/A
Alaska $10.34 $10.34

Employers using a voluntary flexible work hour plan approved by the Alaska Department of Labor, who schedule employees for a 10-hour day, 40-hour workweek may be eligible for premium pay after 10 hours a day instead of after 8 hours.

The premium overtime pay requirement on either a daily or weekly basis is not applicable to employers with fewer than 4 employees

Arizona $12.80 $9.80 N/A
Arkansas

$7.25
(Less than 4 employees)

$11.00
(4 or more employees)

$2.63 N/A
California

$14.00
(Less than 26 Employees)

$15.00
(26 or more Employees)

$14.00
(Less than 26 Employees)

$15.00
(26 or more Employees)

Many cities have varying minimum wages
Colorado $12.56 $9.54 N/A
Connecticut $14.00 $6.38

Restaurant and hotel workers working a 7th day consecutively will have those hours treated as overtime.

Minors (Under 18) may be paid 85% of the minimum wage for their first 90 days of employment.

Delaware $10.50 $2.23 N/A
District of Columbia (D.C.) $16.10 $5.30 If an employee’s hourly tip earnings (averaged weekly) added to the base minimum wage do not equal the District’s full minimum wage, the employer must pay the difference.
Florida $11.00 $7.98 N/A
Georgia

$7.25
(Federal Minimum)

$5.15
(for some limited FLSA exceptions)

$2.13 N/A
Hawaii $10.10  $9.35 Any employees that earn a guaranteed monthly compensation of $2,000 or more are exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements.
Idaho $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$3.35 N/A
Illinois $12.00 $7.20 N/A
Indiana $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 N/A
Iowa $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$4.35 N/A
Kansas $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 N/A
Kentucky $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 N/A
Louisiana $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 N/A
Maine $12.75 $6.38 N/A
Maryland

$12.20
(Less than 25 Employees)

$12.50
(15 or more Employees)

$3.63 N/A
Massachusetts $14.25 $6.15 N/A
Michigan $9.87 $3.75 N/A
Minnesota

$8.42
(Companies earning gross revenue less than 500k)

$10.33
(Companies earning gross revenue of more than 500k)

$8.42
(Companies earning gross revenue less than 500k)

$10.33
(Companies earning gross revenue of more than 500k)

N/A
Mississippi $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 N/A
Missouri $11.15  $5.58 Retail or Service businesses earning less than 500k a year are not covered by the state minimum.
Montana $9.20  $9.20 Businesses that are not covered by the FLSA with gross annual sales of $110,000 or less are subject to a minimum wage of $4.00 per hour.
Nebraska

$7.25
(Less than 4 employees)

$9.00
(4 or more employees)

$2.13

N/A
Nevada

$10.50

$10.50

N/A
New Hampshire $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$3.26 N/A
New Jersey $13.00 $5.13 For seasonal and small employers, the minimum wage is $11.90 per hour. Seasonal and small employers are considered employers with fewer than 6 employees.
New Mexico $11.50 $2.80 N/A
New York

$13.20

$15.00
(In New York City)

Varies N/A
North Carolina $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 N/A
North Dakota $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$4.86 N/A
Ohio $9.30  $4.65 Employees working for employees who gross more than 342k go by federal minimum.
Oklahoma $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
[10 or more full-time same location employees or employer grosses more than 100k per year]
$2.13 All other employees are subject to a minimum wage of $2.00, except those covered by FLSA, who are subject to federal minimum wage.
Oregon

$13.50

$14.75 (Portland Businesses)

$12.50 (Non-Urban Counties)

$13.50

N/A
Pennsylvania $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.83 N/A
Rhode Island $12.25 $3.89 N/A
South Carolina $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 N/A
South Dakota $9.95 $4.98 N/A
Tennessee $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 N/A
Texas $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 With specified restrictions, employers may count tips and the value of meals and lodging toward the minimum wage
Utah $7.25
(Federal Minimum)
$2.13 N/A
Vermont $12.55 $6.28 Employers with 2 or more employees qualify for overtime, except for some industry-specific exemptions.
Virginia $11.00 $2.13 N/A
Washington $14.49 $14.49 N/A
West Virginia

$7.25
(Less than 6 employees)

$8.75
(6 or more employees)

$2.62 N/A
Wisconsin

$7.25
(Federal Minimum)

$2.33

N/A
Wyoming $7.25
(Federal Minimum) 

$5.15 (If not covered by FLSA)
$2.13 N/A

 

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