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
  • 15 states, plus the District of Columbia, index their minimum wages to rise automatically with the cost of living. 10 states currently index minimum wage increases each year: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon and Washington. Five more states, plus the District of Columbia, will index minimum wage increases annually beginning in future years: Alaska (2017), D.C. (2017), Michigan (2019), Minnesota (2018), South Dakota (2016) and Vermont (2019).
  • 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 $8.05 $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 $8.38 $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

 

* States that currently index minimum wage increases annually to rise with the cost of living. Projected indexed minimum wages are based on Congressional Budget Office projections.

† States that will index minimum wage increases annually beginning in future years. Projected indexed minimum wages are based on Congressional Budget Office projections.