State Minimum Wages

Note: Thirty eight states and the District of Columbia have minimum wage rates higher than the Federal minimum wage. If your state's minimum wage rate differs from the federal rate, then the employer must pay the higher of the two rates.

FEDERAL minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

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State

Minimum Wage Rate per Hour

Scheduled Increases and/or Variances

Alabama

$7.25

 

Alaska

$7.75

 

Arizona

$7.80

 

Arkansas

$7.25

Household employees

California

$8.00

$9.00 July 1, 2014
San Francisco Ordinance -  $10.74 (2014)  More info...; San Jose $10.00

Colorado

$7.78

$8.00 on January 1, 2014

Connecticut

$8.25

$8.70 on January 1, 2014; $9.00 January 1, 2015

Delaware

$7.25

 

District of Columbia

$8.25

Federal Minimum + $1

Florida

$7.79

$7.93 January 1, 2014
Annual increases indexed to inflation.

Georgia

$7.25

 

Hawaii

$7.25

Employee guaranteed $2000/mo. income exempt

Idaho

$7.25

 

Illinois

$8.25

 

Indiana

$7.25

 

Iowa

$7.25

 

Kansas

$7.25

Federal minimum applies to domestic service

Kentucky

$7.25

 

Louisiana

$7.25

 

Maine

$7.50

 

Maryland

$7.25

Live-in domestic employees must be paid the overtime differential (1.5 times hourly rate) for hours worked over 40 in a week.
$7.25 7/24/09

Massachusetts

$8.00

 

Michigan

$7.40

 

Minnesota

$7.25

 

Mississippi

$7.25

 

Missouri

$7.35

$7.50 January 1, 2014

Montana

$7.80

$7.90 January 1, 2014

Nebraska

$7.25

 

Nevada

$8.25

No employer paid health insurance provided, $7.25 if employer provides health insurance.
Overtime based on hours over 8 in a day!

New Hampshire

$7.25

 

New Jersey

$7.25

$8.25 January 1, 2014

New Mexico

$7.50

Santa Fe (City) $10.51 3/1/2013; Albuquerque Minimum Wage $7.50

New York

Free Download:
NY Domestic Workers'
Bill of Rights

$7.25

$8.00 12/31/2013; $8.75 12/31/2014, $9.00 12/31/2015

Live-in domestic employees must be paid the greater of the overtime differential (1.5 times NYS hourly minimum wage) or the regular hourly wage for hours worked over 44 in a week. See NYS DOL for the law.

North Carolina

$7.25

 

North Dakota

$7.25

 

Ohio

$7.85

$7.95 January 1, 2014

Oklahoma

$7.25

 

Oregon

$8.95

$9.10 January 1, 2014
adjusted to an inflation index every Jan. 1.

 

Pennsylvania

$7.25

10 or fewer workers: $7.25 7/24/2009

Rhode Island

$7.75

$8.00 January 1, 2014

South Carolina

$7.25

 

South Dakota

$7.25

 

Tennessee

$7.25

 

Texas

$7.25

 

Utah

$7.25

 

Vermont

$8.60

$8.73 January 1, 2014
Indexed annually

Virginia

$7.25

 

Washington

$9.19

$9.32 January 1, 2014

West Virginia

$7.25

 

Wisconsin

$7.25

 

Wyoming

$7.25

 

 

Last updated: December 3, 2013

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