Last updated on: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM PST

State-by-State Minimum Wage Levels

18 states increased their state-level minimum wages at the beginning of 2018. Currently, 29 states and DC have a minimum wage higher than the federal level of $7.25 an hour. Washington has set the highest state minimum wage at $11.50 an hour; DC is at $12.50.