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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

$9.80

 $9.80 1/1/2017

Arizona

$10.50

$12.00 1/1/2020

Arkansas

$7.25

$8.50 if the household has 4 or more employees.

California

$10.50

$10.50 1/1/2018 (less than 25 employees)
Live-in and Live-out household employees are subject to overtime.
Certain municipalities have enacted higher minimum wages – MORE

Colorado

$10.20

Connecticut

$10.10

$10.10  1/1/2017

Delaware

$8.25

 $8.25 1/1/2017

District of Columbia

$12.50

Effective July 1, 2017

Florida

$8.25

Annual increases indexed to inflation.

Georgia

$7.25

Hawaii

$10.10

Idaho

$7.25

Illinois

$8.25

 City of Chicago $11.00 July 2017, $12.00 July 2018, $13.00 July 2019

Indiana

$7.25

Iowa

$7.25

 Johnson County $8.20

Kansas

$7.25

Kentucky

$7.25

 Louisville: $9.00 July 2017

Louisiana

$7.25

Maine

$10.00

Portland $10.68 1/1/2017, will be reindexed 7/1/2018

Maryland

$9.25

$10.10 July 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 $11.50 (7/1/17) and Prince Georges Counties $10.75 through 9/30/17; $11.50 (10/1/17)

Massachusetts

$11.00

 $11.00 1/1/2017. $16.50 per hour for working on a Sunday

Michigan

$9.25

Minnesota

$7.87

Small 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

$7.85

City of St. Louis: $11  Jan. 1, 2018.

Montana

$8.30

Nebraska

$9.00

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

$8.60

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

Albuquerque $8.75; $7.75 with healthcare; Santa Fe $10.84

New York

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$10.40

New York City $12.00; Long Island $11.00

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

$8.30

Oklahoma

$7.25

Oregon

$9.75

Domestic service workers primarily engaged in child care or companionship care are covered by Federal ($7.25), not Oregon, minimum wage.
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

$10.10

South Carolina

$7.25

South Dakota

$8.85

Adjusted to an inflation index every Jan. 1.

Tennessee

$7.25

Texas

$7.25

Utah

$7.25

Vermont

$10.50

Indexed annually

Virginia

$7.25

Washington

$11.50

Seattle $14.00; Tacoma $12.00

West Virginia

$8.75

Wisconsin

$7.25

Wyoming

$7.25

 

Last updated: February 2018

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