*Employees are seeing this rise in most areas across the country!*

But wait, isn’t $7.25 the standard minimum wage? Nope! Across the United States, minimum wage varies widely, ranging from $2 to almost $18 an hour.

For example, Florida’s minimum wage jumped to $12 an hour in September of 2023, and it’s not stopping there. Floridians can get ready for annual increases of $1 every September until it reaches $15 in 2026.

Knowing your state’s specific rate and wage laws is important.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the minimum wage differences:

- California: $15.50 per hour (California dreamin’ of high wages)
- New York: $14.20 per hour (Big Apple, big bucks)
- Texas: $7.25 per hour (The federal low)

Want to know where your state stands? We’ve got you covered! Scroll down for a complete *list of rates for all 50 states.

**What is the minimum wage for Alabama?**

Federal law sets the minimum wage at $7.25 per hour in this state, as there’s no local minimum wage established.

**What is the minimum wage for Alaska?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $10.85.

**What is the minimum wage for Arizona?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $13.85.

**What is the minimum wage for Arkansas?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $11.

**What is the minimum wage for California?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $15.50.

**What is the minimum wage for Colorado?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $13.65.

**What is the minimum wage for Connecticut?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $15.

**What is the minimum wage for Delaware?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $11.75.

**What is the minimum wage for Florida?**

Florida’s minimum wage is currently $12, but it’s on the rise! Every September 30th, it gets a $1 bump until reaching $15 in 2026.

**What is the minimum wage for Georgia?**

Although this state’s minimum wage is only $5.15, workers can still rely on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour thanks to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

**What is the minimum wage for Hawaii?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $12.

**What is the minimum wage for Idaho?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for Illinois?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $13.

**What is the minimum wage for Indiana?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for Iowa?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for Kansas?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for Kentucky?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for Louisiana?**

Workers in this state may not have a state minimum wage, but they are still protected by the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.

**What is the minimum wage for Maine?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $13.80.

**What is the minimum wage for Maryland?**

Get ready for a pay raise, Maryland! The state’s minimum wage is set to jump to $15 per hour for everyone, starting in January 2024.

This means bigger paychecks for workers across the board, regardless of the size of their employer.

Just keep in mind that workers under 18 may start at a slightly lower rate.

**What is the minimum wage for Massachusetts?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $15.

**What is the minimum wage for Michigan?**

In Michigan, employers with 2+ employees must pay a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour. This rate automatically increases each year through 2030, as long as the previous year’s unemployment rate stays below 8.5%. Additionally, employees aged 16-17 can be offered starting wages at 85% of the minimum rate.

**What is the minimum wage for Minnesota?**

Minnesota has a tiered minimum wage based on employer size.

Large businesses with annual revenues exceeding $500,000 must pay at least $10.59 per hour, while smaller companies have a lower minimum of $8.63 per hour. This lower rate also applies to all employees under 18 years old.

**What is the minimum wage for Missouri?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $12.

**What is the minimum wage for Mississippi?**

No state minimum wage here, but employers must pay the federal floor of $7.25 per hour.

**What is the minimum wage for Montana?**

This state has a tiered minimum wage based on business size and federal coverage.

Businesses with gross annual sales exceeding $110,000 must pay at least $9.95 per hour, while smaller businesses not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act have a lower minimum of $4 per hour.

**What is the minimum wage for North Carolina?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for North Dakota?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for Nebraska?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $10.50.

**What is the minimum wage for New Hampshire?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for New Jersey?**

Most New Jersey workers earn $14.13 per hour, but there’s a lower rate of $12.93 for seasonal and small businesses with fewer than 6 employees.

**What is the minimum wage for New Mexico?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $12.

**What is the minimum wage for Nevada?**

Mark your calendars, Nevada workers! Your paydays are set to get a boost.

The current minimum wage of $11.25 and $10.25 depending on health insurance will soon be a thing of the past. Starting July 2024, everyone will earn at least $12 per hour.

**What is the minimum wage for New York?**

While most of the Big Apple has a minimum wage of $14.20 per hour, Long Island, Westchester, and New York City boast a higher minimum of $15 per hour.

**What is the minimum wage for Ohio?**

Ohio has a two-tiered minimum wage system: $10.10 for employers with annual gross receipts exceeding $372,000 and $7.25 for smaller businesses.

**What is the minimum wage for Oklahoma?**

Oklahoma’s $2 minimum wage is among the lowest in the nation!

Only workers at businesses with 10+ full-time employees or $100k+ sales can earn the higher rate of $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for Oregon?**

Heads up, Oregon workers!

Your pay depends on where you live. Portlanders earn the most at $15.45, while the rest of the state gets $14.20, dropping to $13.20 in non-urban areas. But hey, good news – everyone’s pay climbs each July! Talk about summer times vibes.

**What is the minimum wage for Pennsylvania?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for Rhode Island?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $13.

**What is the minimum wage for South Carolina?**

There is no minimum wage law. Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

**What is the minimum wage for South Dakota?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $10.80.

The minimum wage is adjusted annually based on a set formula.

**What is the minimum wage for Tennessee?**

While this state doesn’t have a local minimum wage, the Fair Labor Standards Act guarantees a minimum of $7.25 per hour for eligible employers within its jurisdiction.

**What is the minimum wage for Texas?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for Utah?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for Virginia?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $12.

**What is the minimum wage for Vermont?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $13.18, applicable to employers of two or more employees.

**What is the minimum wage for Washington?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $15.74.

**What is the minimum wage for Wisconsin?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $7.25.

**What is the minimum wage for West Virginia?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $8.75, applicable to employers of six or more employees at one location.

**What is the minimum wage for Wyoming?**

Basic minimum rate per hour is $5.15. Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

**What is the minimum wage for Washington, D.C.?**

Get ready for a raise! The District of Columbia sets the bar high with a $17 minimum wage, and it automatically climbs every July.

Remember:

- Tipped employees in Florida have a different minimum wage, currently at $8.97 per hour.
- Federal minimum wage always applies if your state’s minimum is lower.
- Knowing your state minimum wage is your first step towards fair compensation.

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* List provided by the U.S. Department of Labor as of Dec. 1, 2023.