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Minimum Wage by State

Minimum Wage by State

State Min Wage
($/h)
Tipped
($/h)
Youth/
Training
($/h)
Notes
Alabama None Federal minimum applies.
Alaska $7.75 $7.75 In 2009, a state law was passed to keep the state minimum wage 50 cents above the federal level.
Arizona $7.80 $4.80 The state minimum wage increased to $7.80 at the start of 2013. The state tipped minimum wage is $3 per hour less. Pursuant to Arizona Proposition 202 (2006), the rates are adjusted annually on January 1 based on the U.S. Consumer Price Index. This rate increase does not affect student workers in places such as libraries and cafeterias because those positions are given by universities, which are state entities.
Arkansas $6.25 $2.63 Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees.
California $8.00 $8.00 Becomes $9.00 on July 1, 2014 and $10.00 on January 1, 2016. Jackson Rancheria: $10.60 starting January 1, 2014 on the Tribe's sovereign 1,500-acre reservation in Amador County. (Jackson Rancheria has the highest minimum wage in the United States.) San Francisco: $10.55 since January 1, 2013. (San Francisco has the second highest minimum wage in the United States.) San Jose: $10.00 since March 11, 2013.
Colorado $7.78 $4.76 Set to increase or decrease according to yearly changes in inflation. The tipped wage is $3.02 less than the minimum wage The rate increased to $7.78 at the start of 2013.
Connecticut $8.25 $5.69 This rate last increased by 25 cents to $8.25 on January 1, 2010. Tipped rate is 69% of the state minimum wage. Tipped employees defined as $10/wk or $2/day in tips.
Delaware $7.25 $2.23 Raised pursuant to FMWA.
Florida $7.79 $4.77 The rate increased to $7.79 at the start of 2013. Rate is increased annually based upon a cost of living formula, based on a 2004 ballot referendum. On January 1, 2014 Florida's minimum wage will increase by 14 cents from $7.79 to $7.93 per hour and the minimum wage for employees who earn tips will increase from $4.77 to $4.91 per hour.
Georgia $5.15
$2.13 Only applicable to employers of 6 or more employees. If fewer than six, then there is no minimum at all. 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 $7.25 $7.00 Tipped employees earn 25 cents less than the current state minimum wage.
Idaho $7.25 $3.35 Raised pursuant to FMWA.
Illinois $8.25 $4.95 $7.75 Employers may pay anyone under the age of 18, or anyone for the first 90 days of employment, fifty cents less. Tipped employees earn 60% of the minimum wage (employers may claim credit for tips, up to 40% of wage) There is also a training wage for tipped employees.
Indiana $7.25 $2.13 Raised pursuant to FMWA.
Iowa $7.25 $4.35 Most small retail and service establishments grossing less than 300,000 annually are not required to pay the minimum wage. Tipped employees can be paid 60% of the minimum wage.
Kansas $7.25 $2.13 For many years, the minimum wage was set to $2.65, the lowest in the nation. The state wage was increased to match the federal level on January 1, 2010.
Kentucky $7.25 $2.13 Raised pursuant to FMWA.
Louisiana None Federal minimum applies.
Maine $7.50 $3.75 Tipped rate is one-half of the current state minimum wage.
Maryland $7.25 $3.63 Raised pursuant to FMWA. Tipped employees earn $3.63.
Massachusetts $8.00 $2.63 $1.60 for agricultural employees. With time-and-a-half on Sundays (for retail workers only) the Sunday minimum wage is $12.00/hr.
Michigan $7.40 $2.65 $4.25 Minors under 18 years of age may be paid a minimum hourly wage rate of $7.25 per hour.
Minnesota $5.25 $5.25 Small Employer

$6.15 Large employer
Small employers, whose annual receipts are less than $625,000 and who do not engage in interstate commerce, can pay their employees $5.25 per hour. Overtime applies after 48 hours per week.
Mississippi None Federal minimum applies.
Missouri $7.35 $3.657 This rate is automatically adjusted annually based on the U.S. Consumer Price Index rounded to the nearest five cents. In October 2011, the Missouri Department of Labor announced that the state minimum wage would not increase in 2012. The rate was increased to $7.35 at the start of 2013. The rate is set to rise 15 cents to $7.50 on January 1st, 2014.
Montana $7.80 $7.80 Raised pursuant to FMWA. This rate is automatically adjusted annually based on the U.S. Consumer Price Index. Tip income may not be applied as an offset to an employee's pay rate. The minimum pay is $4/hour for business with less than $110,000 in annual sales. Rate increased to $7.80 at the start of 2013.
Nebraska $7.25 $2.13 Raised pursuant to FMWA.
Nevada $8.25 $8.25 The minimum wage has been $8.25 ($1 higher than the federal minimum) since July 1, 2010. Employers who offer health benefits can pay employees $7.25. The rate is adjusted every July 1, based on the federal minimum or the accumulated inflation since 2006, whichever is higher, based on a 2006 Minimum Wage Amendment to the Nevada Constitution.
New Hampshire $7.25 $3.27 In June 2011, media reported that state lawmakers approved legislation that repeals the state minimum wage law and aligns it with federal law. The new law does not affect the tipped wage rate, which will remain at $3.27 per hour (45% of federal minimum).
New Jersey $7.25 $2.13 Increases to $8.25 in January 2014.
New Mexico $7.50 $2.13 $10.51 in Santa Fe as of March 1, 2013. (Santa Fe has the third highest minimum wage in the United States after Jackson Rancheria, CA, and San Francisco.) Albuquerque's minimum wage is $8.50 as of January 1, 2013.
New York $7.25 Varies Increases to $8.00 on Dec 31, 2013; $8.75 on Dec 31, 2014; and $9.00 on Dec 31, 2015. New York State also has a minimum for exempt employees of $543.75 per week as of July 24, 2009. Tipped employee minimum ranges from $4.90 to $5.65 depending on industry.
North Carolina $7.25 $2.13 Raised pursuant to FMWA.
North Dakota $7.25 $4.86 Raised pursuant to FMWA. Tipped minimum is 67% of the minimum wage.
Ohio $7.85 $3.93 $7.25 This rate is adjusted annually on January 1 based on the U.S. Consumer Price Index and will increase to $7.95 on January 1, 2014.
Oklahoma $7.25 $2.13 Raised pursuant to FMWA. Federal minimum wage used as reference; no actual amounts written in law. $2.00 per hour for employers grossing under $100,000 and with less than 10 employees per location.(OK Statutes 40-197.5).
Oregon $8.95 $8.95 Rises with inflation since 2003 due to Oregon Ballot Measure 25 (2002). The rate increased by 15 cents to $8.95 at the start of 2013, and is scheduled to increase another 15 cents to $9.10 per hour at the start of 2014.
Pennsylvania $7.25 $2.83 Raised pursuant to FMWA.
Rhode Island $7.75 $2.89 The rate increased to $7.75 at the start of 2013.
South Carolina None Federal minimum applies.
South Dakota $7.25 $2.13 Raised pursuant to FMWA.
Tennessee None Federal minimum applies. 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 $7.25 $2.13 Raised pursuant to FMWA. Federal minimum wage used as reference; no actual amounts written in law.
Utah $7.25 $2.13 Raised pursuant to FWMA. Federal minimum wage used as reference after legislative action; no actual amounts written in law.
Vermont $8.60 $4.17 Rises with inflation, Adjusted January 1 of each year. The rate increased to $8.60 at the start of 2013.
Virginia $7.25 $2.13 Raised pursuant to FMWA. Federal minimum wage used as reference.
Washington $9.19 $9.19 $7.81 Minimum wage increases annually by a voter-approved cost-of-living adjustment based on the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). The minimum wage increased to $9.19 at the start of 2013. Beginning January 1, 2014, the minimum wage will increase to $9.32 per hour.
West Virginia $7.25 $5.80 Applicable to employers of 6 or more employees at one location not involved in interstate commerce. Tipped wage is 80% of federal minimum wage.
Wisconsin $7.25 $2.33 Raised pursuant to FMWA.
Wyoming $5.15 $2.13

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_wage_in_the_United_States

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