National Pay 2021 By State

Information may also be found at the US Department of Labor‘s website.

Consolidated State Minimum Wage Update Table (Effective Date: 10/01/2020)

State or Territory20202021
Alabama No MW Required$7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) 
Alaska $10.19$10.34 
Arizona $12.00$12.15
Arkansas$10.00$11.00 
California  $12.00$14.00* 
Colorado $12.00$12.32 
Connecticut $12.00$13.00 (effective 8/1/21) 
Delaware $9.25$9.25 
Florida $8.56$10.00 (effective 9/30/21) 
Georgia Equals federal MW of $7.25$5.15 (Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the $7.25 Federal minimum wage) 
Hawaii $10.10$10.10 
Idaho Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Illinois $10.00$11.00 
Indiana Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Iowa Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Kansas Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Kentucky Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Louisiana No MW Required$7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) 
Maine $12.00$12.15 
Maryland $11.00$11.75** 
Massachusetts $12.75$13.50 
Michigan $9.65$9.87
Minnesota $10.00$10.08*** 
Mississippi No MW Required$7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) 
Missouri $9.45$10.30 
Montana $8.65$8.75 
Nebraska $9.00$9.00 
Nevada $9.00/8.002$8.75 (effective 7/1/21)**** 
New Hampshire Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
New Jersey $11.00$12.00***** 
New Mexico $9.00$10.50 
New York $11.80$12.50****** 
North Carolina Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
North Dakota Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Ohio $8.70$8.80 
Oklahoma Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Oregon $12.00$12.75 (effective 7/1/21)******  
Pennsylvania Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Rhode Island $11.50$11.50 
South Carolina No MW Required$7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) 
South Dakota $9.30$9.45 
Tennessee No MW Required$7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) 
Texas Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Utah Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Vermont $10.96$11.75 
Virginia Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Washington D.C. $15.00$15.00 
Washington $13.50$13.69 
West Virginia $8.75$8.75 
Wisconsin Equals federal MW of $7.25$7.25 
Wyoming Equals federal MW of $7.25$5.15 (Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the $7.25 Federal minimum wage) 

*14.00 rate is for California employers with 26 or more employees. Employers in California with 25 or less employees have a minimum wage of $13.00 per hour. For local minimum wage rules, see our guide to California Minimum Wage by City.

**$11.75 applies to Maryland employers with 15 or more employees. Employers in Maryland with 14 of fewer employees must pay a minimum wage of $11.60 per hour.

***$10.08 rate is for large employers in Minnesota (with annual gross revenues of at least $500,000). Small employers have a minimum wage of $8.21 per hour.

****$8.75 is for Nevada employees who are offered health insurance. Nevada employees who are not offered health insurance must receive $9.75 per hour.

*$12.00 applies to New Jersey employers who are non-seasonal and with 6 or more employees. Seasonal employees and those working for business who employ 5 or fewer employees must receive $11.00 per hour.

The increased New York State minimum wage is effective 12/31/2020. Statewide minimum wages apply in areas that are not governed by a higher, local minimum wage ordinance. New York City and Portland Metro are examples of areas—like California—which have local minimum wage rates that exceed the statewide minimum.
* For any Arizona employee who customarily and regularly receives tips or gratuities, an employer may pay tipped employees a maximum of $3.00 per hour less than the minimum wage.

To discover minimum wages for tipped employees, look up the local state agency in responsible for governing this faire wage and labor.

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