Employee holding a sign that says

State Minimum Wage Rates by State

The US labor law (along with several state and local laws) determine the minimum wage in the United States. Typically employers will have to pay their employees the highest minimum wage salary outlined by local, state, and federal laws. Originally, nationwide minimum wage was mandated on July 24, 2009 at $7.25 per hour. However, 29 states have since increased the limit of minimum wage beyond that of the federal minimum as of July 2018.

Buy our highly essential and informative employment law handbooks today. Our handbooks contain summaries of the laws that govern the relationships between employers and employees in your state. With active links to legal resources you can rest assured that the answers you seek are accurate and 100% compliant with federal, state, and local laws.

Some of the topics covered in our employment law handbooks include:

*Click on the applicable state on the table below to purchase your employment law handbook today!

State Minimum Wage Rates

State Minimum Wage ($/h) Tipped ($/h) Future Enacted Increases Indexed Automatic Annual Adjustments Action
Alabama none Buy Now
Alaska $9.84 $9.84 Indexed annual increases begin
Jan. 1, 2017. (2014 ballot measure)
Buy Now
Arizona $10.50 $7.50 $11.00 eff. 1-1-19
$12.00 eff. 1-1-20
Rate increased annually based on cost of living beginning Jan. 2021 (2016 ballot measure) Buy Now
Arkansas $8.50 $2.63 Buy Now
California $11.00 $11.00 $12.00 eff. 1-1-19
$13.00 eff. 1-1-20
$14.00 eff. 1-1-21
$15.00 eff. 1-1-22
Indexed annual increases based on CPI begin Jan. 1, 2023 Buy Now
Colorado $10.20 $7.18 $11.10 eff. 1-1-19
$12.00 eff. 1-1-20
Rate increased annually based on cost of living beginning Jan. 1 2021 (2016 ballot measure) Buy Now
Connecticut $10.10 $6.59 Buy Now
Delaware $8.25 $2.23 $8.75 eff. 10-1-18
$9.25 eff. 10-1-19
Buy Now
D.C. $13.25 $14.00 eff. 7-1-19
$15.00 eff. 7-1-20
Indexed annual increases based on CPI begin July 1, 2021 Buy Now
Florida $8.25 $5.23 Annual increase based cost of living. (Constitutional amendment 2004) Buy Now
Georgia $5.15 $2.13 Buy Now
Hawaii $10.10 $9.35 Buy Now
Idaho $7.25 $3.35 Buy Now
Illinois $8.25 $4.95 Buy Now
Indiana $7.25 $2.13 Buy Now
Iowa $7.25 $4.35 Buy Now
Kansas $7.25 $2.13 Buy Now
Kentucky $7.25 $2.13 Buy Now
Louisiana none Buy Now
Maine $10.00 $5.00 $11.00 eff. 1-1-19
$12.00 eff. 1-1-20
Indexed annual increases based on CPI begin Jan 1, 2021 Buy Now
Maryland $10.10 $3.63 Buy Now
Massachusetts $11.00 $3.75 $12.00 eff. 1-1-19
$12.75 eff. 1-1-20
$13.50 eff. 1-1-21
$14.25 eff. 1-1-22
$15.00 eff. 1-1-23
Buy Now
Michigan $9.25 $3.52 Annual increases take effect Jan. 1, 2019, linked to the CPI. Increases not to exceed 3.5%. (2014 Legislation) Buy Now
Minnesota $9.65/$7.87 $9.65 Indexed annual increases begin
Jan. 1, 2018.
(2014 legislation)
Buy Now
Mississippi none Buy Now
Missouri $7.85 $3.925 Minimum wage increased or decreased by cost of living starting Jan. 1, 2008. (2006 ballot measure) Buy Now
Montana $8.30/$4.00 $8.30 Increases done annually based on the CPI and effective Jan. 1 of the following year. (2006 ballot measure) Buy Now
Nebraska $9.00 $2.13 Buy Now
Nevada $8.25/$7.25 $8.25 Increases subject to the federal minimum wage and consumer price index. Increases take effect July 1. (Constitutional amendment 2004/2006). Buy Now
New Hampshire repealed by HB 133 (2011) $3.27 Buy Now
New Jersey $8.60 $2.13 Indexed annual increases based on the CPI, effective Jan. 1, 2014. (Constitutional Amendment 2013) Buy Now
New Mexico $7.50 $2.13 Buy Now
New York $10.40 Varies $11.10 eff. 12-31-18
$11.80 eff. 12-31-19
$12.50 eff. 12-31-20
After 12-31-20, the rate is adjusted annually for inflation until it reaches $15.00
Buy Now
North Carolina $7.25 $2.13 Buy Now
North Dakota $7.25 $4.86 Buy Now
Ohio $8.30/$7.25 $4.15 Indexed annual increases based on the CPI. (Constitutional amendment 2006) Buy Now
Oklahoma $7.25/$2.00 $2.13 Buy Now
Oregon $10.75 $10.75 $11.25 eff. 7-1-19
$12.00 eff. 7-1-20
$12.75 eff. 7-1-21
$13.50 eff. 7-1-22
Indexed annual increases based on the CPI are effective July 1, 2023 (2016 legislation) Buy Now
Pennsylvania $7.25 $2.83 Buy Now
Rhode Island $10.10 $3.89 $10.50 eff. 1-1-19 Buy Now
South Carolina none Buy Now
South Dakota $8.85 $4.425 Annual indexed increases begin
Jan. 1, 2016. (2014 ballot measure.)
Buy Now
Tennessee none Buy Now
Texas $7.25 $2.13 Buy Now
Utah $7.25 $2.13 Buy Now
Vermont $10.50 $5.25 Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, minimum wage increased annually by 5% or the CPI, whichever is smaller; it cannot decrease. Note: Vermont started indexing in 2007 but enacted additional increases in 2014.
(2014 legislation)
Buy Now
Virginia $7.25 $2.13 Buy Now
Washington $11.50 $11.50 $12.00 eff. 1-1-2019
$13.50 eff. 1-1-2020
Annual indexed increases began Jan. 1, 2020. (ballot measure 2016) Buy Now
West Virginia $8.75 $2.62 Buy Now
Wisconsin $7.25 $2.33 Buy Now
Wyoming $5.15 $2.13 Buy Now