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State Minimum Wages compared with U.S. Department of Labor Wages

State Minimum Wages compared with U.S. Department of Labor Wages

This table shows the actual minimumwage in each state, combining both state and federal requirements.. In 2023, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. That became effective July 24, 2009. Many states also have minimum wage laws that raise it above this. In cases where an employee is subject to both state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher minimum wage.


DOL FLSA wage poster - Note: This Poster last revised: April 2023 (previous versions, including the August 2016 version, no longer fulfill the posting requirement and should be replaced)


Work Hours Leave Minimum Wage Overtime Recordkeeping & Reporting Regulations & Standards Termination Wage Determination
    Consolidated State Minimum Wage Update Table (Revised: 01/01/2023)
    Greater than federal MW Equals federal MW of $7.25 No MW Required
    AK $10.85 CNMI AL
    AR $11.00 GA LA
    AZ $13.85 IA MS
    CA $15.50 ID SC
    CO $13.65 IN TN
    CT $14.00 KS
    DC $16.50 KY
    DE $11.75 NC
    FL $11.00 ND
    HI $12.00 NH
    IL $13.00 OK
    MA $15.00 PA
    MD $13.25 TX
    ME $13.80 UT
    MI $10.10 WI
    MN $10.59 WY
    MO $12.00
    MT $9.95
    NE $10.50
    NJ $14.13
    NM $12.00
    NV $10.50/9.50
    NY $14.20
    OH $10.10
    OR $13.50
    PR $8.50
    RI $13.00
    SD $10.80
    VA $12.00
    VT $13.18
    WA $15.74
    WV $8.75
    VI $10.50
    GU $9.25
    30 States + DC, GU, PR& VI 15 States + CNMI 5 States


    1Like the federal wage and hour law, State law often exempts particular occupations or industries from the minimum labor standard generally applied to covered employment. Some states also set subminimum rates for minors and/or students or exempt them from coverage, or have a training wage for new hires. Additionally, some local governments set minimum wage rates higher than their respective state minimum wage. Such differential provisions are not identified in this table. Users are encouraged to consult the laws of particular States in determining whether the State's minimum wage applies to a particular employment. This information often may be found at the websites maintained by State labor departments. Links to these websites are available at


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