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All State Minimum Wage Chart

Information updated to January 1, 2008

 

   
The following quick reference chart lists the current minimum wage rates for all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. State minimum wages below the federal minimum wage of $5.85 till 7/23/08 and $6.55 from 7/24/08 to 724/09 apply only to employees not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, the chart lists the tip credit percentages employers may apply toward the minimum wage, plus the computed actual tip credit amount and the resulting minimum cash wage for tipped employees based on the state minimum wage. (Federal Minimum Wage rises to $7.25 on 7/24/09)

Employers subject to the federal minimum wage must apply the state tip credit percentage to the federal minimum wage to calculate the actual tip credit amount and the resulting minimum cash wage required under state law. Where the state tip credit differs from the federal, the employer must separately calculate the tip credit and minimum cash wage under both federal and state law and follow the law yielding the higher cash wage.
 
   
  State Minimum Wage Tip Credit Actual Tip Minimum
 
      % Allowed Credit $ Cash Wage  
Alabama none        
Alaska $7.15 0% $0.00 $7.15  
Arizona          
effective Jan. 1, 2007 $6.75   $3.00 $3.75  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $6.90   $3.00 $3.90  
Arkansas $6.25 58% $3.62 $2.63  
California $6.75 0% $0.00 $6.75  
effective Jan. 1, 2007 $7.50 0% $0.00 $7.50  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $8.00 0% $0.00 $8.00  
Colorado $6.85   $3.02 $3.83  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $7.02   $3.02 $4.00  
Connecticut $7.40 29.30% $2.17 $5.23  
effective Jan. 1, 2007 $7.65 29.30% $2.24 $5.41  
Delaware $6.65 59% $3.92 $2.73  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $7.15 59% $4.21 $2.94  
District of Columbia $7.00 55% $3.85 $3.15  
Florida $6.67   $3.02 $3.65  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $6.79   $3.20 $3.59  
Georgia $5.15        
Hawaii $7.25   $0.25 $7.00  
Idaho $5.85   $2.50 $3.35  
effective Jul. 24, 2008 $6.55        
effective Jul. 24, 2009 $8.00        
Illinois $7.50 40% $3.00 $4.50  
effective July 1, 2008 $7.75 40% $3.10 $4.65  
effective July 1, 2009 $8.00 40% $3.20 $4.80  
effective July 1, 2010 $8.25 40% $3.30 $4.95  
Indiana $5.85   $3.72 $2.13  
effective July 24, 2008 $6.55        
effective July 24, 2009 $7.25        
Iowa $5.15 40% $2.06 $3.09  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $7.25 40% $2.90 $4.35  
Kansas $2.65 40% $1.06 $1.59  
Kentucky $5.85   $3.72 $2.13  
effective July 1, 2008 $6.55        
effective July 1, 2009 $7.25        
Louisiana none        
Maine $7.00 50% $3.50 $3.50  
Maryland $6.15 50% $3.08 $3.07  
Massachusetts $7.50   $4.87 $2.63  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $8.00        
Michigan $7.15   $4.50 $2.65  
effective July. 1, 2008 $7.40        
Minnesota          
large employer $6.15 0% $0.00 $6.15  
small employer $5.25 0% $0.00 $5.25  
Mississippi none        
Missouri $6.50 50% $3.25 $3.25  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $6.65 50% $3.32 $3.33  
Montana $6.15 0 0 $6.15  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $6.25 0% $0.00 $6.25  
  small employer (6)  $4.00 0% $0.00 $4.00  
Nebraska $5.85   $3.72 $2.13  
effective July 24, 2008 $6.55        
effective July 24, 2009 $7.25        
Nevada $6.33 0% $0.00 $6.33  
New Hampshire $6.50 45 $2.93 $3.57  
effective Sept. 1, 2008 $7.25 45 $3.26 $3.99  
New Jersey $7.15        
New Mexico $5.15   $3.47 $2.13  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $6.50   $4.37 $2.13  
effective Jan. 1, 2009 $7.50   $5.37 $2.13  
New York $7.15 35.70% $2.55 $4.60  
North Carolina $6.15 0% $3.72 $2.43  
North Dakota $5.85 33% $1.93 $3.92  
effective July 24, 2008 $6.55 33%      
effective July 24, 2009 $7.25 33%      
Ohio $6.85 50% $3.42 $3.43  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $7.00 50% $3.50 $3.50  
Oklahoma $5.85 50% $2.925 $2.925  
effective July 24, 2008 $6.55        
effective July 24, 2009 $7.25        
Oregon $7.50 0% $0.00 $7.80  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $7.95 0% $0.00 $7.95  
Pennsylvania $7.15   $4.32 $2.83  
Puerto Rico $5.85        
effective July 24, 2008 $6.55        
effective July 24, 2009 $7.25        
Rhode Island $7.40   $4.51 $2.89  
South Carolina none        
South Dakota  $5.85   $3.72 $2.13  
effective July 24, 2008 $6.55        
effective July 24, 2009 $7.25        
Tennessee none        
Texas $5.85   $3.72 $2.13  
effective July 24, 2008 $6.55        
effective July 24, 2009 $7.25        
Utah $5.15 59% $3.02 $2.13  
Vermont $7.53   $3.55 $3.65  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $7.68   $3.96 $3.72  
Virginia $5.85        
effective July 24, 2008 $6.55        
effective July 24, 2009 $7.25        
Washington $7.93 0% $0.00 $7.93  
effective Jan. 1, 2008 $8.07 0% $0.00 $8.07  
West Virginia $6.55 20% $1.31 $5.24  
effective July 1, 2008 $7.25        
Wisconsin $6.50   $4.17 $2.33  
Wyoming $5.15 59% $3.02 $2.13  
           

 

 

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