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State Minimum Wages

NOTE: Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have state minimum wages rates higher than the federal minimum wage. If your state’s minimum wage rate differs from the federal rate, then the employer must pay the higher of the two rates.

Nannies, housekeepers, and most senior caregivers are covered by minimum wage legislation. They must be paid for every hour of work at no less than the applicable minimum wage, and hours over 40 in a week may require compensation at no less than 1.5 times the minimum wage.

 

FEDERAL minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

 

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State

Minimum Wage Rate per Hour

Scheduled Increases and/or Variances

Alabama

$7.25

Alaska

$9.75

 1/1/2016

Arizona

$8.05

 $8.05 Jan. 1, 2015

Arkansas

$8.00

Household employees

California

$10.00

$10.00 Jan. 1, 2016
Live-in and Live-out household employees are subject to overtime.
Berkeley $11.00; Emeryville $12.25; Mountain View $10.30; Oakland $12.25; Palo Alto $11.00; Richmond $11.52; San Francisco $12.25; Santa Clara $11.00; Sunnyvale $10.30

Colorado

$8.31

$8.31 January 1, 2016

Connecticut

$9.60

 1/1/2016

Delaware

$7.25

District of Columbia

$11.50

4$11.50 July 1, 2016

Florida

$8.05

$8.05 January 1, 2015
Annual increases indexed to inflation.

Georgia

$7.25

Hawaii

$8.50

 1/1/2016

Idaho

$7.25

Illinois

$8.25

 City of Chicago $10.00 July 1 2014

Indiana

$7.25

Iowa

$7.25

 Johnson County $8.20

Kansas

$7.65

Kentucky

$7.25

Louisiana

$7.25

Maine

$7.50

 Portland $10.10

Maryland

$8.75

$9.25 7/1/2017; $10.01 7/1/2018. Live-in domestic employees must be paid the overtime differential (1.5 times hourly rate) for hours worked over 40 in a week.

Montgomery County $10.75 (7/1/16) and Prince Georges Counties $10.75 (10/1/16)

Massachusetts

$10.00

 $10.10 Jan. 1, 2016; $11.00 Jan. 1, 2017

Michigan

$8.50

 $8.90 Jan. 1, 2017, $9.25 Jan. 1, 2018

Minnesota

$7.75

 Household Employers
Live-in domestic employees must be paid the overtime differential (1.5 times hourly rate) for hours worked over 48 in a week.

Mississippi

$7.25

Missouri

$7.65

City of St. Louis: $8.25 10/15/15;  $9 Jan. 1, 2016, $10 Jan. 1, 2017, and $11  Jan. 1, 2018.

Montana

$8.05

$8.05 Jan. 1, 2015

Nebraska

$9.00

 $9.00 Jan. 1, 2016

Nevada

$8.25

No employer paid health insurance provided, $7.25 if employer provides health insurance.
Overtime based on hours over 8 in a day!

New Hampshire

$7.25

New Jersey

$8.38

$8.38 January 1, 2015
Live-in domestic employees must be paid the overtime differential (1.5 times hourly rate) for hours worked over 40 in a week.

New Mexico

$7.50

Santa Fe (City) $10.66 3/1/2014; Albuquerque Minimum Wage $8.75 1/1/15

New York

Free Download:
NY Domestic Workers’
Bill of Rights

$9.00

$9.00 12/31/2015

Live-in domestic employees must be paid the greater of the overtime differential (1.5 times NYS hourly minimum wage) or the regular hourly wage for hours worked over 44 in a week. See NYS DOL for the law.

North Carolina

$7.25

North Dakota

$7.25

Ohio

$8.10

$8.10 January 1, 2015

Oklahoma

$7.25

Oregon

$9.25

$9.25 January 1, 2015
adjusted to an inflation index every Jan. 1.
Live-in domestic employees must be paid the overtime differential (1.5 times hourly rate) for hours worked over 44 in a week.

Pennsylvania

$7.25

10 or fewer workers: $7.25 7/24/2009

Rhode Island

$9.60

$9.60 January 1, 2016

South Carolina

$7.25

South Dakota

$8.55

 $8.55 January 1, 21065: adjusted to an inflation index every Jan. 1.

Tennessee

$7.25

Texas

$7.25

Utah

$7.25

Vermont

$9.60

$9.60 Jan. 1, 2016 Indexed annually

Virginia

$7.25

Washington

$9.47

Seattle $10.50; Tacoma $9.47

West Virginia

$8.75

 $8.75 Jan. 1, 2016

Wisconsin

$7.25

Wyoming

$7.25

 

Last updated: December 28, 2016

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