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State Minimum Wages

NOTE: Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have minimum wage 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

$7.75

 $8.75 Jan. 1, 2015

Arizona

$7.80

 $8.05 Jan. 1, 2015

Arkansas

$7.25

Household employees

California

$9.00

$10.00 Jan. 1, 2016
San Francisco Ordinance –  $10.74 (2014); $11.05 (2015)  More info…; San Jose $10.00 ($10.30 2015); City of Oakland $12.25 (3/2/2015); Richmond $9.60; San Diego $9.75

Colorado

$8.00

$8.00 on January 1, 2014

Connecticut

$8.70

$9.00 January 1, 2015

Delaware

$7.25

District of Columbia

$10.50

$10.50 July 1, 2015, $11.50 July 1, 2016

Florida

$7.93

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

Georgia

$7.25

Hawaii

$7.25

Employee guaranteed $2000/mo. income exempt

Idaho

$7.25

Illinois

$8.25

 City of Chicago $10.00 July 1 2014

Indiana

$7.25

Iowa

$7.25

Kansas

$7.25

Federal minimum applies to domestic service

Kentucky

$7.25

Louisiana

$7.25

Maine

$7.50

Maryland

$7.25

$8.00  Jan. 1, 2015; $8.25 July 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.

Massachusetts

$8.00

 $9.00 Jan. 1, 2015; $10.10 Jan. 1, 2016; $11.00 Jan. 1, 2017

Michigan

$7.40

 $8.50 Jan. 1, 2015

Minnesota

$7.25

Mississippi

$7.25

Missouri

$7.50

$7.65 Jan. 1, 2015

Montana

$7.90

$8.05 Jan. 1, 2015

Nebraska

$7.25

 $8.00 Jan. 1, 2015; $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

$8.25

$8.38 January 1, 2015

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

$8.00

$8.75 12/31/2014, $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. SeeNYS DOL for the law.

North Carolina

$7.25

North Dakota

$7.25

Ohio

$7.95

$8.10 January 1, 2015

Oklahoma

$7.25

Oregon

$9.10

$9.25 January 1, 2015
adjusted to an inflation index every Jan. 1.

Pennsylvania

$7.25

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

Rhode Island

$8.00

$9.00 January 1, 2015

South Carolina

$7.25

South Dakota

$7.25

 $8.50 January 1, 2105: adjusted to an inflation index every Jan. 1.

Tennessee

$7.25

Texas

$7.25

Utah

$7.25

Vermont

$8.75

$9.15 Jan. 1, 2015; $9.60 Jan. 1, 2016 Indexed annually

Virginia

$7.25

Washington

$9.32

$9.47 January 1, 2015
Seattle $10.00 April 1, 2015

West Virginia

$7.25

 $8.00 Jan. 1, 2015; $8.75 Jan. 1, 2016

Wisconsin

$7.25

Wyoming

$7.25

 

Last updated: December 1, 2014

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