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DLC Minimum Wage US States

State Minimum Wages

The U.S. federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour (effective July 24, 2009).

If your state or city's minimum wage rate differs from the federal rate, then your employer must pay the HIGHER of the two rates.

Note: This page is updated quarterly. We recommend you double check for recent minimum wage changes in your state, by visiting your state's Department of Labor website.

State

Minimum Wage Rate per Hour Scheduled Increases/Exceptions

Alabama

$7.25

 

Alaska

$9.75

 

Arizona

$8.05

 

Arkansas

$8.00

 

California

$10.00

 

 

Colorado

$8.31

 

Connecticut

$9.60

 

Delaware

$8.25

 

District of Columbia

$11.50

 

Florida

$8.05

 

Georgia

$5.15

 

Hawaii

$8.50

 

Idaho

$7.25

 

Illinois

$8.25

 

Indiana

$7.25

 

Iowa

$7.25

 

Kansas

$7.25

 

Kentucky

$7.25

 

Louisiana

$7.25

 

Maine

$7.50

 

Maryland

$8.75

 

Massachusetts

$10.00

 

Michigan

$8.50

 

Minnesota

$9.50

$7.75 if less than 500,000 emoloyees

Mississippi

$7.25

 

Missouri

$7.65

 

Montana

$8.05

Employers with annual receipts of less than $110,000 must pay a base minimum rate of $4.00 per hour

Nebraska

$9.00

 

Nevada

$8.25

$8.25 no health benefits. $7.25 with health benefits.

New Hampshire

$7.25

 

New Jersey

$8.38

 

New Mexico

$7.50

 

New York

$9.00

$9.00 effective 12/31/15

North Carolina

$7.25

 

North Dakota

$7.25

 

Ohio

$8.10

$7.25 for employers grossing $297,000 or less.

Oklahoma

$7.25

 

Oregon

$9.75

 

Pennsylvania

$7.25

 

Rhode Island

$9.60

 

South Carolina

$7.25

 

South Dakota

$8.55

 

Tennessee

$7.25

 

Texas

$7.25

 

Utah

$7.25

 

Vermont

$9.60

 

Virginia

$7.25

 

Washington

$9.47

 

West Virginia

$8.75

$8.75 effective 12/31/15

Wisconsin

$7.25

 

Wyoming

$5.15

 

Territory

Minimum Wage Rate per Hour Scheduled Increases/Exceptions

American Samoa

Varies by Industry

Bottling, Brewing and Dairy: $5.09
Canneries: $5.16
Construction: $5.50
Finance and Insurance: $5.89
Garment: 4.58
Government Employees: $4.81
Hotel: $4.90
Printing: $5.40
Private Hospitals and Education: $5.23
Retailing, Wholesaling, Warehousing: $5.00
Ship Maintenance: $5.41
Shipping and Transportation: $5.99
Tour/Travel: $5.38
Miscellaneous: $4.60

 

Guam

$8.25

 

Puerto Rico

$7.25

Employers covered by the FLSA are subject to the federal minimum wage. Employers NOT covered by FLSA are subject to a minimum wage that is at least 70% of the federal minimum wage. Exceptions are allowed. Click here to learn more.

U.S. Virgin Islands

$7.25

 

 

Last updated: 01-2016

 

 
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