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MINIMUM WAGE RATE MONTANA: $7.90

Montana's minimum wage is based on inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Note: the minimum wage is $4.00 per hour
If you work for a business not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) whose gross annual sales are $110,000 or less. However, if this business is producing or moving goods between states or is otherwise covered by the FLSA you must be paid the greater of either the federal minimum wage or Montana's minimum wage.

Full Time Minimum Wage: $316.00 pw

$ 316 per week and $16432 per year

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

OVERTIME PAY MONTANA: $11.85
Overtime pay is the cash compensation for the hours eligible employees work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek (a workweek = 7x24= 168 hours). The overtime pay rate is one and one-half (1.5) times the regular working hour rate of pay.

Exempt from overtime pay:
  • Agricultural workers are generally exempt
  • Executives, outside sales persons, administrative, and other professionals who are paid on a salary basis
There are more exemptions from overtime, please call the Wage and Hour Division to find out more at 406-444-5600, or check the exemption list at the Department of Labor website here at the Montana minimum wage and overtime exemptions.
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If you want to file a complaint you can contact your local Wage and Hour Division Office, 406-444-4663, or you can file an online claim. You will find the Montana online claim form here.
Minimum Wage Tipped Workers: $7.90

Montana's state law doesn't allow tip credit.

Minimum Wage Trainees, Internship: $7.90

Interns or trainees in the for-profit private sector who are qualifying more as employees than as trainees must be paid at least the minimum wage and overtime compensation for more then 40 hours worked in a workweek.

Read more via the next link about Minimum Wage Internships.

Montana's Minimum Wage Coverage-Exemptions

A lot of workers  are protected (or "covered") by the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA ) for their minimum wage, but there are exemptions. Read more about:

There are more exemptions from the Montana minimum wage, please call the Wage and Hour Division to find out more at 406-444-5600, or check the exemption list at the Department of Labor website here at the Montana minimum wage and overtime exemptions.

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