Last updated on: 1/8/2018 2:47:08 PM PST

State-by-State Minimum Wage Levels

(as of Jan. 1, 2018)

29
States + DC Have a Minimum Wage Higher than the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25 an Hour
2
States (Georgia and Wyoming) Have a Minimum Wage Lower than the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25 an Hour
$15.00
US Cities with the Highest Current Minimum Wage:
Mountain View, CA; Sunnyvale, CA; and Seattle, WA
$11.50
US State with the Highest Current Minimum Wage:
Washington [$12.50 in DC]

The table below reflects state and local (city or county) minimum wage levels on Jan 1, 2018. When a state or local minimum wage is set at a higher rate than the federal minimum wage, the highest rate prevails. When a state or local minimum wage is lower than the federal minimum wage, the state must pay the federal minimum wage to all those employed in roles covered by federal laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 StateCurrent LevelFuture Level (Date)
1AlabamaNo state laws
2Alaska$9.84
3Arizona$10.5$12.00 (2020)
- Flagstaff$11$15.00 (2021)
4Arkansas$8.5
5California 
- Large employers (26+ employees) $11.00 $15.00 (2022)
- Small employers (<26 employees)$10.50 $15.00 (2023)
- Berkeley$13.75$15.00 (2018)**
- Cupertino$13.5$15.00 (2019)
- El Cerrito$13.6$15.00 (2019)
- Emeryville (56+ employees)$14.44
- Emeryville (<56 employees)$14$15.00 (2018)*
- Los Altos$13.50 $15.00 (2019) 
- Los Angeles (26+ employees)$12$15.00 (2020)
- Los Angeles (<26 employees)$10.5$15.00 (2021)
- Los Angeles County (26+ employees)$12$15.00 (2020)
- Los Angeles County (<26 employees)$10.5$15.00 (2021)
- Malibu (26+ employees)10.5$$15.00 (2020)
- Malibu (<26 employees)$10.5$15.00 (2021)
- Milpitas $12.00 $15.00 (2019) 
- Mountain View$15
- Oakland$12.25
- Palo Alto$13.5$15.00 (2019)
- Pasadena (26+ employees)$12$13.25 (2018)*
- Pasadena (<26 employees)$10.5$12.00 (2018)*
- Richmond$13
- San Diego$11.5
- San Francisco$14$15.00 (2018)*
- San Jose$13.5$15.00 (2019)
- San Leandro12$$15.00 (2020)
- San Mateo$13.5$15.00 (2019)
- San Mateo (nonprofits)$12$13.50 (2019)
- Santa Clara$11
- Santa Monica (26+ employees)$12$15.00 (2020)
- Santa Monica (<26 employees)$10.5$15.00 (2021)
- Sunnyvale$15
6Colorado$10.2$12.00 (2020)
7Connecticut$10.1
8Delaware$8.25
District of Columbia (DC)$12.5$15.00 (2020)
9Florida$8.25
10Georgia$5.15
11Hawaii$10.1$10.10 (2018)
12Idaho$7.25
13Illinios$8.25
- Chicago$12$13.00 (2019)
- Cook County$10$13.00 (2020)
14Indiana$7.25
15Iowa$7.25
16Kansas$7.25
17Kentucky$7.25
18LouisianaNo state laws
19Maine$10$12.00 (2020)
- Bangor $9.00 $13.00 (2019)
- Portland$10.68
20Maryland$9.25$10.10 (2018)*
- Montgomery County (51+ employees)$11.5$15.00 (2021)
- Montgomery County (11-50 employees)$11.5$15.00 (2023)
- Montgomery County (<11 employees)$11.5$15.00 (2024)
- Prince George's County$11.5
21Massachusetts$11
22Michigan$9.25
23Minnesota
- Large employers (annual receipts of $500,000+)$9.65$9.71 (2019)
- Small employers (annual receipts of <$500,000)$7.87
- Minneapolis (101+ employees)$10$15.00 (2022)
- Minneapolis (<101 employees)$7.75$14.50 (2023)
24MississippiNo state laws
25Missouri$7.85$7.90 (2019)
26Montana$8.3$8.65 (2019)
27Nebraska$9
28Nevada
- With no health insurance benefits from employer$8.25
- With health insurance benefits from employer$7.25
29New Hampshire$7.25
30New Jersey$8.6$8.97 (2019)
31New Mexico$7.5
- Albuquerque$8.5
- Bernalillo County$8.5
- Las Cruces$9.2$10.10 (2019)
- Santa Fe$9.5
- Santa Fe County$10.66
32New York$10.4$12.50 (2020)
- Nassau$11$15.00 (2021)
- New York City (11+ employees)$13$15.00 (2018)***
- New York City (<11 employees)$12$15.00 (2019)
- Long Island and Westchester$11$15.00 (2021)
- Suffolk$11$15.00 (2021) 
33North Carolina$7.25
34North Dakota$7.25
35Ohio$8.70 (2019)
- Employers with annual receipts of $305,000+ $8.30
- Employers with annual receipts of <$305,000$7.25
36Oklahoma$7.25
37Oregon$10.2513.50 (2022)
- Portland Metro$11.25$14.75 (2022)
- Nonurban Counties$10$12.50 (2022)
38Pennsylvania$7.25
39Rhode Island$10.1
40South CarolinaNo state laws
41South Dakota$8.85
42TennesseeNo state laws
43Texas$7.25
44Utah$7.25
45Vermont$10.5
46Virginia$7.25
47Washington$11.5$13.50 (2020)
- Seattle (501+ employees) $15
- Seattle (<501 employees)$14$15.75 (2020)
- Tacoma$12
48West Virginia$8.75
49Wisconsin$7.25
50Wyoming$5.15
* as of July 2018 
** as of Oct. 2018
*** as of Dec. 2018
Sources:
  1. Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, “Labor Standards – Minnesota’s Minimum-Wage Law,” dli.mn.gov (accessed Jan. 4, 2018)
  2. New York State Department of Labor, “Minimum Wage,” labor.ny.gov (accessed Jan. 4, 2018)
  3. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, “Oregon Minimum Wage Rate Summary,” oregon.gov (accessed Jan. 4, 2018)
  4. State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, “Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime Law,” dllr.md.us, July 2017
  5. State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, “Minimum Wage 2017 Annual Bulletin,” labor.nv.gov, Apr. 1, 2017
  6. State of Ohio Department of Commerce, “2018 Minimum Wage,” com.ohio.gov, 2018
  7. University of California at Berkley, Labor Center, “Inventory of US City and County Minimum Wage Ordinances,” laborcenter.berkeley.edu, Dec. 21, 2017
  8. United States Department of Labor, “Consolidated Minimum Wage Table,” dol.gov, Jan. 1, 2018