Federal & State Minimum Wage Laws

An easy reference of current minimum wage laws for your state.

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.

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  • chevron_right Alabama

    Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the current Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    None

  • chevron_right Alaska

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $11.73

  • chevron_right American Samoa

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies generally to employment within American Samoa as it does to employment within the United States. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, as most recently amended by H.R. 2617 (Public Law 114-61), sets industry-specific minimum wage rates within American Samoa and provides that additional increases in those minimum wage rates of $0.40 per hour will occur every three years on September 30, until all of the minimum wage rates equal the federal minimum wage. American Samoa’s industry-specific minimum wage rates were most recently increased by $0.40 each on September 30, 2018, and are scheduled to increase again in 2021, 2024, 2027, etc. American Samoa’s minimum 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 industry-specific rate.

  • chevron_right Arizona

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $14.35

  • chevron_right Arkansas

    Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $11.00

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  • chevron_right California

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $16.00

  • chevron_right Colorado

    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 1/1/2024:
    $14.42

  • chevron_right Connecticut

    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 1/1/2024:
    $15.69

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  • chevron_right Delaware

    The State adopts the federal minimum wage rate by reference if the federal rate is greater than the State rate.

     

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $13.25

  • chevron_right District of Columbia

    The minimum wage is adjusted annually on July 1 based on a set formula.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $17.00

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  • chevron_right Florida

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $12.00

    Future Enacted Increases:
    The minimum wage is adjusted annually based on a set formula. The Florida minimum wage is scheduled to increase to $13.00 on September 30, 2024.

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  • chevron_right Georgia

    Employees covered under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are subject to the federal minimum wage of $7.25, but those not covered under the FLSA may be paid the state minimum wage of $5.15

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $5.15

  • chevron_right Guam

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $9.25

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  • chevron_right Hawaii

    An employee earning a guaranteed monthly compensation of $2,000 or more is exempt from the State minimum wage and overtime law.

    Domestic service workers are subject to Hawaii’s minimum wage and overtime requirements. Act 248, Regular Session 2013.

    The State law excludes from coverage any employment that is subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act unless the State wage rate is higher than the federal rate.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $14.00

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  • chevron_right Idaho

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

  • chevron_right Illinois

    Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees, excluding family members

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $14.00

  • chevron_right Indiana

    Applicable to employers of 2 or more employees

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

  • chevron_right Iowa

    The Iowa minimum wage equals the federal minimum wage rate if it is set below the federal rate.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

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  • chevron_right Kansas

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

  • chevron_right Kentucky

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

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  • chevron_right Louisiana

    Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the current Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.


    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:

    None

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  • chevron_right Maine

    The Maine minimum wage is automatically replaced with the Federal minimum wage rate if it is higher than the State minimum

    If the highest federal minimum wage is increased in excess of the State minimum wage in effect, then the State minimum wage will increase to the same amount, effective on the same date as the increase in the federal minimum wage.

    The minimum wage is adjusted annually based on a set formula.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $14.15

  • chevron_right Maryland

    Employees under 18 years may be paid 85% of the minimum hourly wage rate.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $15.00

  • chevron_right Massachusetts

    In no case shall the Massachusetts minimum wage rate be less than $0.50 higher than the effective federal minimum rate.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $15.00

  • chevron_right Michigan

    Applicable to employers of 2 or more employees

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $10.33

    Future Enacted Increases:
    $10.56 effective 1/1/2025
    $10.80 effective 1/1/2026

  • chevron_right Minnesota

    *Large employers must pay at least $10.85 an hour when the employer’s annual gross revenues are $500,000 or more. Small employers must pay at least $8.85 an hour when the employer’s annual gross revenues are less than $500,000.The youth wage rate, $8.85 an hour, may be paid to employees younger than 18 years of age.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $10.85/$8.85*

  • chevron_right Mississippi

    Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the current Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    None

  • chevron_right Missouri

    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 1/1/2024:
    $12.30

  • chevron_right Montana

    A business not covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act whose gross annual sales are $110,000 or less may pay $4.00 per hour. However, if an individual employee is producing or moving goods between states or otherwise covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, that employee must be paid the greater of either the federal minimum wage or Montana’s minimum wage.

    The minimum wage is adjusted annually based on a set formula.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $10.30/$4.00

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  • chevron_right Nebraska

    Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $12.00

  • chevron_right Nevada

    *The Nevada minimum wage is adjusted annually based on a set formula. On July 1, 2023, the minimum wage will increase to $11.25 for employees not offered qualifying health insurance and to $10.25 per hour for employees offered qualifying health insurance.  Effective July 1, 2024, there will be a uniform minimum wage of $12.00 per hour for all employees.

    Minimum Wage as of 7/1/2024:
    $12.00

  • chevron_right New Hampshire

    The New Hampshire minimum wage equals the federal minimum wage when set below the federal rate.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

  • chevron_right New Jersey

    The minimum wage is adjusted annually based on a set formula.

    There is a minimum wage of $12.93 per hour for seasonal and small employers who employ fewer than 6 people

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $15.13

  • chevron_right New Mexico

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $12.00

  • chevron_right New York

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $15.00; $16.00 (New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County, & Westchester County)

  • chevron_right North Carolina

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

  • chevron_right North Dakota

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

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  • chevron_right Ohio

    *Current Federal Minimum Wage ($7.25) for employers grossing $385,000 or less. Employers with annual gross receipts of $385,000 or more ($10.45).

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $10.45/$7.25*

  • chevron_right Oklahoma

    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 1/1/2024:
    $7.25/$2.00

  • chevron_right Oregon

    The Oregon minimum wage is adjusted annually on July 1 based on a set formula. There is a higher minimum wage in the Portland metro area and a lower minimum wage in non-urban counties. See Minimum wage increase schedule.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $14.20

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  • chevron_right Pennsylvania

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

  • chevron_right Puerto Rico

    Applicable to all employees covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) except for agricultural employees and employees of municipalities and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Employers covered by the FLSA but who are not subject to the Puerto Rico Minimum Wage Act must pay at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $9.50

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  • chevron_right Rhode Island

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $14.00

    Future Enacted Increases:
    $15.00 effective 1/1/2025

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  • chevron_right South Carolina

    Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    None

  • chevron_right South Dakota

    The minimum wage is adjusted annually based on a set formula.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $11.20

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  • chevron_right Tennessee

    Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the current Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    None

  • chevron_right Texas

    The State law excludes from coverage any employment that is subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

    The Texas State minimum wage law does not contain current dollar minimums. Instead, the State adopts the federal minimum wage rate by reference.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

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  • chevron_right Utah

    The Utah state minimum wage law does not contain current dollar minimums. Instead the state law authorizes the adoption of the federal minimum wage rate via administrative action.

    The State law excludes from coverage any employment that is subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

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  • chevron_right Vermont

    The Vermont minimum wage is automatically replaced with the federal minimum wage rate if it is higher than the State minimum.

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $13.67

  • chevron_right Virgin Islands

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $10.50

  • chevron_right Virginia

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $12.00

    Future Enacted Increases:
    $13.50 effective 1/1/2025
    $15.00 effective 1/1/2026

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  • chevron_right Washington

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $16.28

  • chevron_right West Virginia

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $8.75

  • chevron_right Wisconsin

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $7.25

  • chevron_right Wyoming

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

    Minimum Wage as of 1/1/2024:
    $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.
* The The Economic Policy Institute Minimum Wage Tracker also has additional information on state minimum wages.

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