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Federal Minimum Wage

Wage per hour 
FEDERAL $7.25 - White House supports the proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
Federal (sub)contractors $10.10 -  Read more at Minimum wage federal contractors

Minimum Wage per State

State Minimum Wage 2015 per hour
Future Minimum Wage and Notes
NONE Federal minimum applies.
ALASKA $8.75

Nov. 4 2014 ballot measure approved to raise minimum wage to $9.75 1/1/16 and from there on to be adjusted based on inflation or remain $1 higher than the federal minimum.

ARIZONA $8.05 Increases annually upon cost of living formula. This rate increase does not affect student workers in places as libraries and cafeterias because those positions are given by universities, which are State entities.

Nov.4 2014: ballot measure approved to raise the minimum wage to $8 on 1/1/16 and to $8.50 on 1/1/17.

With an allowance for gratuities not to exceed $4.87 per hour in 2015, in 2016 not to exceed $5.37 per hour and in 2017 not to exceed $5.87.

The Arkansas minimum wage applies to employers of four (4) or more persons. 


1/1/16: $10 

BERKELEY rate: $11, Oct.1 2016: $12.53

City of Mountain View: July 1, $10.30


LA International Airport hotels rate: $10.64

Los Angeles: July 1, 2016: $10.50, and increase annually to $15.00 in 2021. Increases at businesses with 25 or fewer employees and some non profits would be delayed by on year. Once the wage reaches $15 per hour for both small and large employers, the ordinance calls for the minimum wage in 2022 to continue increasing based on the cost of living.

LONG BEACH rate  for hotel workers with more than 100 rooms: $13.00 and 5 sick days 

OAKLAND: March 1, 2015: $12.25 - after that increases based on cost of living increases.

Sacramento City
- $10.50 by 2017
- $11 by 2018
- $11.75 by 2019
- $12.50 by 2020

SAN DIEGO: $9.75, 1/1 2016: $10.50, 1/1 2017: $11.50

SAN FRANCISCO rate: $11.05 - 4 Nov. 2014 ballot measure approved to raise the San Francisco rate again May 1, 2015 to $12.25, to $13 by July 2016, to $14 by July 2017 and to $15 by July 2018 - exempt are under 18 year olds in government subsidized training programs or over 55 year olds at some government-subsidized nonprofits.

Contractors San Francisco City and county for contracts entered into or amended on or after Oct. 14, 2007:

1/1/15 For-Profit rate: $13.02

1/1/15 Non-Profit rate: $11.05

Contractors San Francisco City and county for contracts entered into prior to Oct. 14, 2007:

1/1/15 for work performed within the City of S.F.: $11.05

1/1/15 for work performed outside of S.F.: $10.77

SAN JOSE rate:  $10.15


Calculated annually upon cost of living formula.


Jan. 1, 2016: $9.60 - 2017: $10.10

New London: $10.10 for municipal workers and contractors. 


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

New Castle County employees: $10.10

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $10.50 Jan. 1, 2016 $11.50

Rises with inflation. 

St.Petersburg, Members Florida Public Service UnionL $12.50 

GEORGIA $5.15 applicable to employers with 6 or more employees, less than 6 then there is no minimum wage.
HAWAII $7.75 $8.50 in 2016; $9.25 in 2017; and $10.10 in 2018.
IDAHO $7.25
ILLINOIS $8.25  

New employees (First 90 days of employment) and employees under age 18 may be paid up to $0.50 less. Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees, excluding family members.

Chicago city contractors: $13.00 for contracts advertised by the city after Oct. 1 2014.

Chicago: July 1, 2015: $10.00; July 1, 2016: $10.50; July 1, 2017: $11.00; July 1, 2018: $12.00; July 2019: $13.00

INDIANA $7.25  Employees under 20 years of age may be paid $4.25 per hour during their first 90 consecutive days of employment. Applicable to employers of 2 or more employees.
IOWA $7.25    Employers are  eligible to pay less than the minimum wage for the first 90 calendar days of employment.
KANSAS $7.25   Employees not covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standard Act are subject to Kansas minimum wage laws.
For workers under 20: $4.25.

July 1st, 2015: $10.10 for state executive branch workers July, private companies with state service contracts will have to pay their workers at least $10.10 per hour. But that won't take effect until the current contracts come up for renewal.

July 1st 2015 Louisville minimum wage raise to $7.75 and to $9 by 2017 was upheld by Court. Three Kentucky companies filed a civil suit to block the increase, saying the city did not have the authority to raise wages above state levels. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (R) issued an executive order in June raising the minimum wage for employees of the state government’s executive branch.

Lexington County: $8.20 by July 1, 2016.  July 1, 2017: $9.15 and July 1, 2018: $10.10

LOUISIANA NONE Federal minimum applies.
MAINE $7.50

July 2016: $8.75; July 2017: $9.25; July 2018: $10.10

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

Montgomery county: $8.40, Nov. 2015: $9.55; Jan. 2017: $10.75; 
Jan. 2018: $10.75
Prince George's County: $8.40,  Nov. 2015: $9.55; Nov. 2016: $10.75; 
Nov. 2018: $11.50



$3.00 for service (tipped) employees, $8.00 for agricultural employees.

Jan. 1 2016: $10.00, Jan.1 2017: $11.00

Home care workers, International Union Local 1199, starting pay up in stages from $13.38 to $15 an hour by July 2018.


2016: Jan. 1 $8.50, 85% rate: $7.25, tip $3.23

2017, Jan.1: $8.90, 85% rate: $7.57, tip $3.38

2018, Jan.1: $9.25, 85% rate: $7.86, tip $3.52

Minors 16-17 years of age may be paid 85% of the minimum hourly wage rate. A training wage of $4.25 per hour may be paid to workers 16019 years of age for the first days of employment.

MINNESOTA $9.00/7.25    

$5.25 for a small employer (enterprise with annual receipts of less than $625,000). An employer may pay $4.90 an hour to new employees who are younger than age 20 during their first 90 consecutive days of employment.

Increase minimum wage

for large companies with annual gross sales over $500,000

August 2016: $9.50

for smaller companies with annual gross sales below $500,000:

August 2016: $7.75

MISSISSIPPI NONE Federal minimum applies.

Increases annually upon cost of living formula. Employers engaged in retail or service business whose annual gross income is less than $500,000 are required to pay the state minimum wage rate.


Increases annually upon cost of living formula. No tip credit, training wage or meal credit is allowed. The minimum pay is $4/hour for business with less than $110,000 in annual sales.


Nov.4 2014: ballot measure approved to raise the minimum wage to $9.00 on 1/1/16.

All employers having four or more full or part-time employees are subject to paying the minimum wage.

NEVADA $8.25   For a worker with health insurance coverage from his or her employer, the hourly rate is $7.25. For a worker without medical coverage, the rate is $8.25 an hour.
NEW HAMPSHIRE $7.25 The minimum wage is automatically replaced with the Federal minimum wage rate if it is higher than the State minimum wage rate.

The minimum wage is based on any percentage increase during the one-year period of
August of the prior year through August of the current year of the consumer price index.


Not linked to the federal rate. 

SANTA FE rate: $10.66
ALBUQUERQUE rate: $8.60,
but the minimum wage will be $7.60 if an employer provides healthcare and/or childcare benefits to the employee during any pay period and the employer pays an amount for these benefits equal to or in excess of an annualized cost of $2,500.

Bernalillo County: $8.50

NEW YORK $8.75

Jan. 1 2016: $9.00

Increase phased in to $15 for fast food workers and state workers of NYC at 12/31/18 and for NY state at 07/01/2021.

State minimum wage rate includes agricultural workers, although a specific credit may be granted for  meals and/or lodging provided by the employer

Minimum wage exempt employees: $656.25 on or after 12/31/14, $675.00 on or after

12/31/15) per week inclusive of board, lodging, or other allowance

$13.13 for employees working on commercial projects that have received more than $1 million in subsidies from the city - with health insurance: $11.50 See more at New York Minimum Wage.

Syracuse city workers: $15 per hour per Okt. 21 2015

Building service janitors in residential buildings


Not applicable to janitors with a weekly pay of $382.80.
Tips are not part of the minimum wage. 

All employees except janitors in residential buildings $8.75

Same as New York state minimum wage

N. CAROLINA $7.25 Dec. 1, 2015: Wake County employees: $13.50
N. DAKOTA $7.25
OHIO $8.10 

applies to workers of 16 and older working for employers with an annual gross receipts of at least $297,000. Workers of smaller companies, and for under 16 year olds: the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Increases annually upon cost of living formula.

OKLAHOMA $7.25 for employers of ten or more full time employees at any one location and for employers with annual gross sale over $100,000 irrespective of number of full time employees. All other employers $2.00.
Federal minimum wage is used as reference; no amounts written in law.
OREGON $9.25

increase in consumer price index since August 2009.

Milwaukie city workers full-time/part-time: $15 per hour

Portland full-time city workers/contractors: $15 per hour

Multnomah County employees: $13 per hour, July 1, 2015: $14 per hour, July 1, 2016: $15 per hour

Home care workers base pay from $13.75 to $14 Jan. 1 2016 and to $14.50 Feb. 1 2017, with possible training extra of $0.50 per hour.

PENNSYLVANIA $7.25    Philadelphia's city contractors and subcontractors: $12.00 per hour.
RHODE ISLAND $9.00    

except full time students under 19: $8.10 per hour, minors of 14 and 15 years old: $6.75

Jan.1, 2016: $9.60

S. CAROLINA NONE Federal minimum applies.
S. DAKOTA $8.50

Jan.1 2016: $8.55

Nov. 4 2014: ballot measure approved to raise the minimum wage each year based on inflation.

TENNESSEE NONE Federal minimum applies.
TEXAS $7.25 Federal minimum wage used as reference; no amounts written in law.
UTAH $7.25 Federal minimum wage used as reference; no amounts written in law.
VERMONT $9.15 

$9.60 Jan. 1, 2016

$10.00 Jan. 1, 2017
$10.50 Jan. 1, 2018

increases linked to inflation

VIRGINIA $7.25 Federal minimum wage used as reference; no amounts written in law.

increases linked to inflation

SeaTac: $15.00

Seattle: to $15.00 in 2017 for employers with more than 500 workers who do not provide healthcare, in 2018 for those large employers who do and phased in through 2021 for smaller employers.


Jan. 1, 2016: $8.75

Applicable to employers of 6 or more employees at one location.

WYOMING  $5.15   

Territorial Minimum Wage

Territory Minimum Wage per hour Future Minimum Wage and Notes
AMERICAN SAMOA $4.18 - $5.59 Varies by industry:
  • Bottling, brewing, dairy prod. Ind.: $4.69
  • Construction: $5.10
  • Finance/Insurance: $5.49
  • Fish Canning/Processing Ind.: $4.76 
  • Garment Manufacturing Ind: $4.18 
  • Government Employees: $4.11 
  • Hotel Ind.: $4.50
  • Petroleum Ind.: $5.35 
  • Printing: $5.00
  • Private Hospitals/educational Institutions: $4.83 
  • Publishing: $5.13
  • Retailing, Wholesaling, Warehousing Ind.: $4.60 
  • Ship Maintenance: $5.01
  • Shipping and Transportation: Class A Stevedoring, Lighterage and Maritime Shipping Agency Activities: $5.59 
  • Shipping and Transportation: Class B Unloading Fish: $5.42
  • Shipping and Transportation: Class C other activities than above: $5.38
  • Tour and Travel Ind.: $4.98 
  • Miscellaneous Activities: $4.20
Federally mandated 50 cent minimum wage increases are to go into effect annually until the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is reached.
GUAM $7.25

President Obama signed September 2013 a bill that delayed a 50 cent increase on September 30th 2015. It means that an increase is not expected until September 2016.

The July 2007 wage increase kicked off the nine-step increase of 50 cents every year until the CNMI's minimum wage reaches the federal wage floor of $7.25 an hour.

PUERTO RICO $5.08 - $7.25 Varies by industry. 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.
$7.25 Except businesses with gross annual receipts of less than $150,000, then $4.30. (In practice, the Virgin Islands adopts the Federal per hour rate)