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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 for a domestic worker’s minimum wage.

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. Read on for a list of minimum wage rates by state.

 

FEDERAL minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

 

» Related Article: FLSA Overtime Rules for Household Employees

State

Minimum Wage Rate per Hour
2020

Scheduled Increases and/or Variances

Alabama

$7.25

Alaska

$10.19

Annual increases indexed to inflation.

Arizona

$12.00

Arkansas

$7.25

$9.25 if the household has 4 or more employees.

California

$12.00

Live-in and Live-out household employees are subject to overtime.
Certain municipalities have enacted higher minimum wages – MORE

Colorado

$11.10

Connecticut

$11.11

$12.00 as of Sep. 1 2020

Delaware

$7.25

Domestic employment is excluded from the Delaware Minimum Wage Act (http://delcode.delaware.gov/title19/c009/)

District of Columbia

$14.00

$15.00 effective 7/1/20

Florida

$8.56

Annual increases indexed to inflation.

Georgia

$7.25

Hawaii

$10.10

Idaho

$7.25

Illinois

$9.25

 City of Chicago $13.00 July 2019; Cook County (outside Chicago) $11

Indiana

$7.25

Iowa

$7.25

Kansas

$7.25

Kentucky

$7.25

 Louisville: $9.00

Louisiana

$7.25

Maine

$12.00

Maryland

$11.00

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 and Prince Georges Counties separately establish minimum wage in their jurisdictions.

Massachusetts

$12.75

$16.50 per hour for working on a Sunday

Michigan

$9.65

Minnesota

$8.15

Annual increases indexed to inflation.
Minneapolis Small Employers:  $11.75; St. Paul Small Employers: $10.00Live-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

$9.45

Montana

$8.65

Annual increases indexed to inflation.

Nebraska

$9.00

Nevada

$9.00

$8.00 if employer provides health insurance.
Overtime based on hours over 8 in a day!

New Hampshire

$7.25

New Jersey

$11.00

$12.00 1 Jan 2021
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

$9.00

City and County Wage Ordinances vary- MORE

New York

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$11.80

New York City $15.00; Long Island & Westchester $13.00

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

$8.70

Annual increases indexed to inflation.

Oklahoma

$7.25

Oregon

$7.25

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

Rhode Island

$7.25

Domestic service is exempted from state minimum wage law under RI General Law §28-12.

South Carolina

$7.25

South Dakota

$9.30

Adjusted to an inflation index every Jan. 1.

Tennessee

$7.25

Texas

$7.25

Utah

$7.25

Vermont

$10.96

Annual increases indexed to inflation.

Virginia

$7.25

Washington

$13.50

Seattle $15.75  (No Employer Sponsored Health Insurance); Tacoma $13.50 

West Virginia

$8.75

Wisconsin

$7.25

Wyoming

$7.25

 

Last updated: January 1 2020

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