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## Minimum Wage Laws in the States

Use the legend on the left to highlight different MW categories, and click on

any state to learn about applicable minimum wage laws.

Updated July 1, 2018

## Alaska

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $9.84**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Daily - 8, Weekly - 40

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.

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

## Alabama

No state minimum wage law.

## Arkansas

Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.50**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

## Arizona

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.50**

From 2017 through 2020, the minimum wage will increase annually on a set schedule and will be adjusted annually thereafter based upon a set formula.

## California

Applicable to employers with 25 employees or less

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.50**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Daily - 8 Over 12 (double time), Weekly - 40; on 7th day: First 8 hours (time and half) Over 8 hours on 7th day (double time)

Applicable to employers with 26 employees or more

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $11.00**

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).

From 2017 through 2023, the minimum wage will increase annually on a set schedule and will be adjusted annually thereafter based upon a set formula.

## Colorado

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.20**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Daily - 12, Weekly - 40

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

From 2017 through 2020, the minimum wage will increase annually on a set schedule and will be adjusted annually thereafter based on a set formula.

## Connecticut

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.10**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 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

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.25**

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

## Florida

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.25**

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

## Georgia

Applicable to employers of 6 or more employees

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $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.

## Hawaii

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.10**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 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.

## Iowa

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

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

## Idaho

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

## Illinois

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

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

## Indiana

Applicable to employers of 2 or more employees

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

## Kansas

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

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

## Kentucky

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 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

No state minimum wage law.

## Massachusetts

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $11.00**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

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

## Maryland

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.10**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

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

## Maine

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.00**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 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.

From 2017 through 2020, the minimum wage will increase annually on a set schedule and will be adjusted annually thereafter based on a set formula.

## Michigan

Applicable to employers of 2 or more employees

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $9.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 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.

From 2014 through 2018, the minimum wage will increase annually on a set schedule and will be adjusted annually thereafter based on set formula.

## Minnesota

Large employer (enterprise with annual receipts of $500,000 or more)

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $9.65**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 48

Small employer (enterprise with annual receipts of less than $500,000)

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.87**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 48

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

## Missouri

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.85**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{2}:** Weekly - 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.

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

## Mississippi

No state minimum wage law.

## Montana

Business with gross annual sales of more than $110,000

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.30**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

Business not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act with gross annual sales of $110,000 or less

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $4.00**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

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.

## North Carolina

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

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

## North Dakota

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

## Nebraska

Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $9.00**

## New Hampshire

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

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

## New Jersey

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.60**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

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

## New Mexico

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.50**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

## Nevada

With no health ins. benefits provided by employer

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Daily - 8, Weekly - 40

With health ins. benefits provided by employer and received by employee

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

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

## New York

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.40**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

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.

From 2016 through 2020, the minimum wage will increase annually on a set schedule and will be adjusted annually thereafter based on set formula.

## Ohio

Employers with annual gross receipts of $305,000 or more

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.30**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

Employers with annual gross receipts under $305,000

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

The minimum wage is adjusted annually based on a set formula

## 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

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

All other employers

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $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

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.75**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 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).

From 2016 through 2022, the minimum wage will increase annually on a set schedule and will be adjusted annually thereafter based on a set formula.

## Pennsylvania

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

## Rhode Island

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.10**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 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

No state minimum wage law.

## South Dakota

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.85**

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

## Tennessee

No state minimum wage law.

## Texas

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $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

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $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.

## Virginia

Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $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.

## Vermont

Applicable to employers of two or more employees

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.50**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

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

From 2016 through 2018, the minimum wage will increase annually on a set schedule and will be adjusted annually thereafter based on a set formula.

## Washington

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $11.50**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

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

From 2017 through 2020, the minimum wage will increase annually on a set schedule and will be adjusted annually thereafter based on a set formula.

## Wisconsin

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

## West Virginia

Applicable to employers of 6 or more employees at one location

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.75**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

## Wyoming

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $5.15**

## District of Columbia

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $13.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

## Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.05**

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has special minimum wage rates.

## Puerto Rico

Employees covered by the FLSA

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Daily - 8, And on statutory rest day (double time), Weekly - 40 (double time)

Employees not covered by the FLSA

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $5.08**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Daily - 8, And on statutory rest day (double time), Weekly - 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.

## American Samoa

American Samoa has special minimum wage rates.

## Virgin Islands

State law

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $10.50**

## Guam

**Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $8.25**

**Premium Pay After Designated Hours ^{1}:** Weekly - 40

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#### Footnote

^{1}The overtime premium rate is one and one-half times the employee's regular rate, unless otherwise specified.