Federal & State Minimum Wage Laws

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This is a summary of the National Conference of State Legislatures* report of current state minimum wages. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Many states also have minimum wage laws. Where federal and state law have different minimum wage rates, the higher standard applies.

A

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
None

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$10.34

The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-28) sets minimum wage rates within American Samoa and provides for additional increases in the minimum wage of $0.50 per hour each year on May 25, until reaching the minimum wage generally applicable in the United States. The wage rates are set for particular industries, not for an employee’s particular occupation. The rates are minimum rates; an employer may choose to pay an employee at a rate higher than the rate(s) for its industry.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$12.15

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$11.00

C

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$13.00 Employers with 25 or less employees
$14.00 Employers with 26 or more employees

Future Enacted Increases:
$14.00 Employers with 25 or less employees

$15.00 Employers with 26 or more employees
Effective 1/1/2022

Minimum wage rate and overtime provisions applicable to retail and service, commercial support service, food and beverage, and health and medical industries.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$12.32

The Connecticut minimum wage rate automatically increases to 1/2 of 1 percent above the rate set in the Fair Labor Standards Act if the Federal minimum wage rate equals or becomes higher than the State minimum.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$12.00

Future Enacted Increases:
$13.00 effective 8/1/2021

D

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$9.25

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$15.00

F

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$8.65

Future Enacted Increases:
$10.00
Effective 9/30/2021

G

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$5.15

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$8.75

H

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$10.10

I

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$11.00

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

K

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

L

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
None

M

The Maine minimum wage is automatically replaced with the Federal minimum wage rate if it is higher than the State minimum with the exception that any such increase is limited to no more than $1.00 per hour above the current legislated State rate.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$12.15

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$11.75

Future Enacted Increases:
$12.50 effective 1/1/2022

The Massachusetts minimum wage rate automatically increases to 10 cents above the rate set in the Fair Labor Standards Act if the Federal minimum wage equals or becomes higher than the State minimum.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$13.50

Future Enacted Increases:
$14.25 effective 1/1/2022

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$9.65

Future Enacted Increases:
$9.87 effective 1/1/2022
$10.10 effective 1/1/2023

*With the passage of H.B. 2091 (2014), the annual sales volume threshold was reduced to $500,000. For large employers, with an annual sales volume of $500,000 or more, the minimum wage is currently $10.08; for small employers, those with an annual sales volume of less than $500,000, the minimum wage is $8.21.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$10.08/$8.21*

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
None

In addition to the exemption for federally covered employment, the law exempts, among others, employees of a retail or service business with gross annual sales or business done of less than $500,000.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$10.30

Future Enacted Increases:
$11.15 effective 1/1/2022

The $4.00 rate applies to businesses with gross annual sales of $110,000 or less; $8.75 applies to all others.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$8.75/$4.00

N

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$9.00

$9.00 without health benefits; $8.00 with health benefits.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$9.00/$8.00

Future Enacted Increases:
$9.75/$8.75 effective 7/1/2021
$10.50/$9.50 effective 7/1/2022

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$11.10 Employers with fewer than 6 employees
$12.00 Employers with 6 or more employees

Future Enacted Increases:
$11.90/$13.00 effective 1/1/2022

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$10.50

Future Enacted Increases:
$11.50 effective 1/1/2022

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$12.50

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

O

*Current Federal Minimum Wage ($7.25) for employers grossing $314,000 or less.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$8.80/$7.25*

Employers of ten or more full time employees at any one location and employers with annual gross sales over $100,000 irrespective of number of full time employees are subject to federal minimum wage; all others are subject to state minimum wage of $2.00 (OK ST T. 40 § 197.5).

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25/$2.00

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$12.00

Future Enacted Increases:
$12.75 effective 7/1/2021
$13.50 effective 7/1/2022

P

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

Employers covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are subject to the Federal minimum wage of $7.25. Employers not covered by the FLSA will be subject to a minimum wage that is at least 70 percent of the Federal minimum wage or the applicable mandatory decree rate of $5.08, whichever is higher. The Secretary of Labor and Human Resources may authorize a rate based on a lower percentage for any employer who can show that implementation of the 70 percent rate would substantially curtail employment in that business.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25/$5.08

R

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$11.50

S

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
None

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$9.45

T

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
None

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

U

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

V

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$11.75

Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$10.50

W

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$13.69

*Washington DC is not a US state, rather it is a federal land district and our nation’s capital. 

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$15.00/($5.00 tipped employees)

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$8.75

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$7.25

*Employers subject to Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the Federal minimum wage.

Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2021:
$5.15/$7.25*

Other Exceptions: Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Puerto Rico, Utah, and Virginia exclude from coverage any employment that is subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Hawaii, Kansas, and Michigan exclude from coverage any employment that is subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, if the State wage is higher than the Federal wage. Georgia excludes from coverage any employment that is subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act when the Federal rate is greater than the State rate.

* The National Conference of State Legislatures has additional information on state minimum wages.

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