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Minimum Wage Laws in the States - January 1, 2014

Historical Table

Click on any state or jurisdiction to find out about applicable minimum wage laws.

Note: Where Federal and state law have different minimum wage rates, the higher standard applies.



Green

States with minimum wage rates higher than the Federal

Yellow
 

States with no minimum wage law

Blue

States with minimum wage rates the same as the Federal

Red
 

States with minimum wage rates lower than the Federal

Brown

American Samoa has special minimum wage rates

 

Minimum Wage and Overtime Premium Pay Standards Applicable to
Nonsupervisory NONFARM Private Sector Employment
Under State and Federal Laws
January 1, 20141


Consolidated State Minimum Wage Update Table

Alabama Minimum Wage Rates

ALABAMA

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours2

Daily

Weekly

No state minimum wage law.

 

 

 


Alaska Minimum Wage Rates

ALASKA

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

 

8

40

 

$7.75

 

 

Under a voluntary flexible work hour plan approved by the Alaska Department of Labor, a 10 hour day, 40 hour workweek may be instituted with 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 of fewer than 4 employees.

AMERICAN SAMOA


American Samoa has special minimum wage rates.


Arizona Minimum Wage Rates

ARIZONA

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

$7.90

 

 

Rate is increased annually based upon a cost of living formula.


Arkansas Minimum Wage Rates

ARKANSAS

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

(Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees)

$6.25

 

40


California Minimum Wage Rates

CALIFORNIA

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$8.00

8
Over 12 (double time)

40; on
7th day: First 8 hours (time and half)
Over 8 hours
on 7th day
(double time)

Any work in excess of eight hours in one workday, in excess of 40 hours in one workweek, or in the first eight hours worked on the seventh day of work in any one workweek shall be at the rate of one and one-half times the regular rate of pay. Any work in excess of 12 hours in one day or in excess of eight hours on any seventh day of a workweek shall be paid no less than twice the regular rate of pay. California Labor Code section 510. Exceptions apply to an employee working pursuant to an alternative workweek adopted pursuant to applicable Labor Code sections and for time spent commuting. (See Labor Code section 510 for exceptions).


Colorado Minimum Wage Rates

COLORADO

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$8.00

12

40

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

Rate is increased or decreased annually based upon a cost of living formula.


Connecticut Minimum Wage Rates

CONNECTICUT

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

 

 

 

 

$8.70

 

40

In restaurants and hotel restaurants, for the 7th consecutive day of work, premium pay is required at time and one half the minimum rate.

The Connecticut minimum wage rate automatically increases to 0.5 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.


Delaware Minimum Wage Rates

DELAWARE

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

 

The Delaware minimum wage equals the Federal minimum wage if it is set below the Federal rate.


District of Columbia Minimum Wage Rates

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$8.25

 

40

The District of Columbia minimum wage equals the Federal minimum wage plus $1.00 if it is set below the Federal rate.


Florida Minimum Wage Rates

FLORIDA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.93

 

 

Rate is increased annually based upon a cost of living formula.


Georgia Minimum Wage Rates

GEORGIA

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

(Applicable to employers of 6 or more employees)

$5.15

 

 

The State law 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.


Guam Minimum Wage Rates

GUAM

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

40


Hawaii Minimum Wage Rates

HAWAII

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

40

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.


Idaho Minimum Wage Rates

IDAHO

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

 


Illinois Minimum Wage Rates

ILLINOIS

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

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


$8.25

 

40


Indiana Minimum Wage Rates

INDIANA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

(Applicable to employers of 2 or more employees)

$7.25

 

40


Iowa Minimum Wage Rates

IOWA

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

 

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


Kansas Minimum Wage Rates

KANSAS

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

 

 

 

 

$7.25

 

46

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


Kentucky Minimum Wage Rates

KENTUCKY

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

40
7th day

The 7th day overtime law, which is separate from the minimum wage law, requires premium pay on the seventh day for employees who work seven days in any one workweek.

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

Compensating time in lieu of overtime is allowed upon written request by an employee of any county, charter county, consolidated local government, or urban-county government, including an employee of a county-elected official.


Louisiana Minimum Wage Rates

LOUISIANA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

There is no state minimum wage law.

N/A

 

N/A


Maine Minimum Wage Rates

MAINE

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.50

 

40

The Maine minimum wage equals the Federal minimum wage when it is set below the Federal rate, with the exception that any such increase is limited to no more than $1.00 per hour above the current legislated State rate.


Maryland Minimum Wage Rates

MARYLAND

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

40

The Maryland minimum wage equals the Federal minimum wage when set below the Federal rate.


Massachusetts Minimum Wage Rates

MASSACHUSETTS

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$8.00

 

40

The Massachusetts minimum wage rate automatically increases to 10 cents above the Federal rate if the Federal rate equals or becomes higher than the State rate.


Michigan Minimum Wage Rates

MICHIGAN

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

(Applicable to employers of 2 or more employees)


$7.40

 

40

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.


Minnesota Minimum Wage Rates

MINNESOTA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

Large employer (enterprise with annual receipts of $625,000 or more)

$6.15

 

48

Small employer (enterprise with annual receipts of less than $625,000)

$5.25

 

48


Mississippi Minimum Wage Rates

MISSISSIPPI

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

No state minimum wage law.

N/A

 

N/A


Missouri Minimum Wage Rates

MISSOURI

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.50

 

40

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.

Premium pay required after 52 hours in seasonal amusement or recreation businesses.

Minimum wage is to be increased or decreased by a cost of living factor starting January 1, 2008 and every January 1 thereafter.


Montana Minimum Wage Rates

MONTANA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.90

 

40

State Law
Except businesses with gross annual sales of $110,000 or less



$4.00

 

40

Minimum wage is subject to a cost of living adjustment done by September 30 of each year and effective on January 1 of the following year.


Nebraska Minimum Wage Rates

NEBRASKA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

(Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees)


$7.25

 

 


Nevada Minimum Wage Rates

NEVADA

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$8.25 (with no health ins. benefits provided by employer)

8

40

 

$7.25 (with health ins. benefits provided by employer and received by employee)

 

 

The premium overtime pay requirement on either a daily or weekly basis is not applicable to employees who are compensated at not less than one and one-half times the minimum rate or to employees of enterprises having a gross annual sales volume of less than $250,000.

The minimum wage rate may be increased annually based upon changes in the cost of living index increase.


New Hampshire Minimum Wage Rates

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

40

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


New Jersey Minimum Wage Rates

NEW JERSEY

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$8.25

 

40


New Mexico Minimum Wage Rates

NEW MEXICO

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.50

 

40


New York Minimum Wage Rates

NEW YORK

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$8.00

 

40

The New York minimum wage increase becomes effective on December 31, 2013.

The New York minimum wage equals the Federal minimum wage when set below the Federal rate.

For residential employees, the overtime rate applies after 44 hours.

Employers operating a factory, mercantile establishment, hotel, restaurant, freight/passenger elevator, or theater; or a building employing security guards, janitors, superintendents, managers, engineers, or firemen must provide 24 hours of consecutive rest each week. Domestic workers are entitled to 24 hours of consecutive rest each week, and receive premium pay if they work during such period.

Employees receive 1 hour’s pay at minimum wage rate in addition to owed wages when spread of hours exceeds 10 hours, there is a split shift, or both.


North Carolina Minimum Wage Rates

NORTH CAROLINA

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

40

Premium pay is required after 45 hours a week in seasonal amusements or recreational establishments.


North Dakota Minimum Wage Rates

NORTH DAKOTA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

40


Ohio Minimum Wage Rates

OHIO

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

The increased minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $292,000 per year.

$7.95

 

40

 

$7.25 (for those employers grossing $292,000 or less)

  40

For employees of employers with gross annual sales of less than $292,000, the state minimum wage is tied to the Federal minimum wage.


Oklahoma Minimum Wage Rates

OKLAHOMA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

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.


$7.25

 

 

All other employers.

$2.00

 

 

The Oklahoma state minimum wage law does not contain current dollar minimums. Instead the state adopts the Federal minimum wage rate by reference.

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


Oregon Minimum Wage Rates

OREGON

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$9.10

 

40

Premium pay required after 10 hours a day in nonfarm canneries, driers, or packing plants and in mills, factories or manufacturing establishments (excluding sawmills, planning mills, shingle mills, and logging camps).

Beginning January 1, 2004, and annually thereafter, the rate will be adjusted for inflation by a calculation using the U.S. City Average Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for All Items. The wage amount established will be rounded to the nearest five cents.


Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Rates

PENNSYLVANIA

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

40


Puerto Rico Minimum Wage Rates

PUERTO RICO

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25/hour for employees covered by the FLSA

$5.08/hour for employees not covered by the FLSA

8
And on statutory rest day (double time)

40
(double time)

 

Employers covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are subject only to the Federal minimum wage and all applicable regulations. 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, 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.


Rhode Island Minimum Wage Rates

RHODE ISLAND

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$8.00

 

40

Time and one-half premium pay for work on Sundays and holidays in retail and certain other businesses is required under two laws that are separate from the minimum wage law.


South Carolina Minimum Wage Rates

SOUTH CAROLINA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

No state minimum wage law.

N/A

 

N/A


South Dakota Minimum Wage Rates

SOUTH DAKOTA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

 

 


Tennessee Minimum Wage Rates

TENNESSEE

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

No state minimum wage law.

N/A

 

N/A

The state does have a promised wage law whereby the employers are responsible for paying to the employees the wages promised by the employer.


Texas Minimum Wage Rates

TEXAS

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

 

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.


Utah Minimum Wage Rates

UTAH

Basic Minimum Rate (per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

 

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.


Vermont Minimum Wage Rates

VERMONT

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

(Applicable to employers of two or more employees)

$8.73

 

40

The State overtime pay provision has very limited application because it exempts numerous types of establishments, such as retail and service; seasonal amusement/recreation; hotels, motels, restaurants; and transportation employees to whom the Federal (FLSA) overtime provision does not apply.

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

Beginning January 1, 2007, and on each subsequent January 1, the minimum wage rate shall be increased by the smaller of either five percent or the percentage increase of the Consumer Price Index, or city average, not seasonally adjusted.


Virginia Minimum Wage Rates

VIRGINIA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

(Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees)


$7.25

 

 

The Virginia state minimum wage law does not contain current dollar minimums. Instead the state adopts the Federal minimum wage rate by reference.

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


Virgin Islands Minimum Wage Rates

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

State law

$7.25

8

40
On 6th and 7th consecutive days.

Except businesses with gross annual receipts of less than $150,000.

$4.30

 

 


Washington Minimum Wage Rates

WASHINGTON

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$9.32

 

40

Premium pay not applicable to employees who request compensating time off in lieu of premium pay.

Beginning January 1, 2001, and annually thereafter, the rate will be adjusted for inflation by a calculation using the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers for the prior year.


West Virginia Minimum Wage Rates

WEST VIRGINIA

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

(Applicable to employers of 6 or more employees at one location)


$7.25

 

40


Wisconsin Minimum Wage Rates

WISCONSIN

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$7.25

 

40


Wyoming Minimum Wage Rates

WYOMING

Basic Minimum Rate(per hour)

Premium Pay
After Designated Hours 2

Daily

Weekly

 

$5.15

 

 


1Like the Federal wage and hour law, State law often exempts particular occupations or industries from the minimum labor standard generally applied to covered employment. Particular exemptions are not identified in this table. Users are encouraged to consult the laws of particular States in determining whether the State's minimum wage applies to a particular employment. This information often may be found at the websites maintained by State labor departments. Links to these websites are available at www.dol.gov/whd/contacts/state_of.htm.
2The overtime premium rate is one and one-half times the employee's regular rate, unless otherwise specified.


This document was last revised in December 2013.


Consolidated State Minimum Wage Update Table (Effective Date: 01/01/2014)

Greater than Federal MW

Equals Federal MW of $7.25

Less than Federal MW

No MW Required

AK - $7.75

DE

AR - $6.25

AL

AZ - $7.90

HI

GA - $5.15

LA

CA - $8.00

IA

MN - $6.15

MS

CO - $8.00

ID

WY - $5.15

SC

CT - $8.70

IN

 

TN

DC - $8.25

KS

 

 

FL - $7.93

KY

4 States

 

IL - $8.25

MD

 

5 States

MA - $8.00

NC

 

 

ME - $7.50

ND

 

 

MI - $7.40

NE

 

 

MO - $7.50

NH

 

 

MT - $7.90

OK

 

 

NJ - $8.25

PA

 

 

NM - $7.50

SD

 

 

NV - $8.25

TX

 

 

NY - $8.00

UT

 

 

OH - $7.95

VA

 

 

OR - $9.10

WV

 

 

RI - $8.00

WI

 

 

VT - $8.73

 

 

 

WA - $9.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 States + DC

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 states

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The state minimum wage rate requirements, or lack thereof, are controlled by legislative activities within the individual states.
  • Federal minimum wage law supersedes state minimum wage laws where the federal minimum wage is greater than the state minimum wage. In those states where the state minimum wage is greater than the federal minimum wage, the state minimum wage prevails.
  • There are 4 states than have a minimum wage set lower than the federal minimum wage. There are 21 states (plus DC) with minimum wage rates set higher than the federal minimum wage. There are 20 states that have a minimum wage requirement that is the same as the federal minimum wage requirement. The remaining 5 states do not have an established minimum wage requirement.
  • The State of Washington has the highest minimum wage at $9.32/hour. The states of Georgia and Wyoming have the lowest minimum wage ($5.15) of the 45 states that have a minimum wage requirement.
  • Note: There are 10 states (AZ, CO, FL, MO, MT, NV, OH, OR, VT, and WA) that have minimum wages that are linked to a consumer price index. As a result of this linkage, the minimum wages in these states are normally increased each year, generally around January 1st. The exception is Nevada which adjusts in the month of July each year. Effective January 1, 2014, 9 of the 10 states increased their respective minimum wages. The exception was Nevada.

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