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Consolidated State Minimum Wage Update Table (Effective Date: 07/01/2010)
> Federal MW
Equals Federal MW of $7.25
< Federal MW
No MW Required
AK - 7.75
AZ
AR - 6.25
AL
CA - 8.00
DE
CO - 7.24
LA
CT - 8.25
FL
GA - 5.15
MS
DC - 8.25
HI
MN - 6.15
SC
IL - 8.25
IA
WY - 5.15
TN
MA - 8.00
ID


ME - 7.50
IN


MI - 7.40
KS
5 States
5 States
NV - 8.25
KY


NM - 7.50
MD


OH - 7.30
MO


OR - 8.40
MT


RI - 7.40
NE


VT - 8.06
NH


WA - 8.55
NJ



NY



NC


14 States + DC
ND



OK



PA



SD



TX



UT



VA



WV



WI















26 states






  • The state minimum wage rate requirements, or lack thereof, are controlled by legislative activities within the individual states.
  • Federal minimum wage law supersedes state minimum wage laws where the federal minimum wage is greater than the state minimum wage. In those states where the state minimum wage is greater than the federal minimum wage, the state minimum wage prevails.
  • There are 5 states than have a minimum wage set lower than the federal minimum wage. There are 14 states (plus DC) with minimum wage rates set higher than the federal minimum wage. There are 26 of the states that have a minimum wage requirement that is the same as the federal minimum wage requirement. The remaining 5 states do not have an established minimum wage requirement.
  • The State of Washington has the highest minimum wage at $8.55/hour. The states of Georgia and Wyoming have the lowest minimum wage ($5.15) of the 45 states that have a minimum wage requirement.
  • Note: There are 10 states (AZ, CO, FL, MO, MT, NV, OH, OR, VT, and WA) that have minimum wages that are linked to a consumer price index. As a result of this linkage, the minimum wages in these states are normally increased each year, generally around January 1st. This year, on January 1, 2010, these states, with the exception of Colorado, kept their minimum wage requirements the same as those that existed in 2009. Colorado, however, decreased its minimum wage requirement (based upon the index report) from $7.28 per hour to $7.24 per hour for 2010.