What’s the Minimum Wage in Your State?

After years of Congressional gridlock, a record number of states have started taking action in recent years to raise the minimum wage.

  • 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, have set their minimum wage above the federal level of $7.25 per hour as of Jan. 1, 2015
  • 13 states, plus the District of Columbia, index their minimum wages to rise automatically with the cost of living each year. Alaska and South Dakota will also index after 2015 increases passed by 2014 ballot initiatives take effect.
  • 7 states have set the tipped minimum wage equal to the value of the full minimum wage, ensuring that tipped workers are paid the full minimum wage directly by their employer

See the list below for the minimum wage in each state.

 

Current and Projected Minimum Wage by State (in U.S. Dollars)

State 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Alabama $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Alaska $7.75 $8.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75
Arizona $7.90 $8.05 $8.20 $8.45 $8.65
Arkansas $7.25 $7.50 $8.00 $8.50 $8.50
California $9.00 $9.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Colorado $8.00 $8.14 $8.30 $8.41 $8.60
Connecticut $8.70 $9.15 $9.60 $10.10 $10.10
Delaware $7.75 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
District of Columbia $9.50 $10.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50
Florida $7.93 $8.06 $8.22 $8.42 $8.61
Georgia $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Hawaii $7.25 $7.75 $8.50 $9.25 $10.10
Idaho $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Illinois $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
Indiana $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Iowa $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Kansas $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Kentucky $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Louisiana $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Maine $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50
Maryland $7.25 $8.00 $8.75 $9.25 $10.10
Massacusetts $8.00 $9.00 $10.00 $11.00 $11.00
Michigan $7.40 $8.15 $8.50 $8.90 $9.25
Minnesota $8.00 $9.00 $9.50 $9.50 $9.71
Mississippi $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Missouri $7.50 $7.65 $7.80 $7.90 $8.05
Montana $7.90 $8.05 $8.20 $8.45 $8.65
Nebraska $7.25 $8.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00
Nevada $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
New Hampshire $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
New Jersey $8.25 $8.41 $8.59 $8.78 $8.97
New Mexico $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50
New York $8.00 $8.75 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00
North Carolina $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
North Dakota $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Ohio $7.95 $8.15 $8.30 $8.50 $8.70
Oklahoma $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Oregon $9.10 $9.25 $9.45 $9.65 $9.86
Pennsylvania $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Rhode Island $8.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00
South Carolina $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
South Dakota $7.25 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50
Tennessee $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Texas $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Utah $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Vermont $8.73 $9.15 $9.60 $10.00 $10.50
Virginia $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Washington $9.32 $9.48 $9.67 $9.87 $10.09
West Virginia $7.25 $8.00 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75
Wisconsin $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Wyoming $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25