Minimum wages in the United States, by state 2019

State minimum wage rates in the United States as of January 1, 2019, by state ( in U.S. dollars)

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Minimum wages in the United States, by state 2019 This statistic shows the minimum wage rates in the different states across the U.S. as of January 1, 2019. There is no minimum wage law present in the state of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. As seen in many states, 7.25 U.S. dollars was the federal minimum wage rate. The District of Columbia has the highest minimum wage rate at 13.25 U.S. dollars per hour. In 2017, high school graduates with no college education accounted for the highest number of minimum wage earners with some 554,000 such workers. At this time there were around 183,000 workers with a bachelor's degree and higher earning minimum wage.
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State minimum wage rates in the United States as of January 1, 2019, by state ( in U.S. dollars)

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Minimum wage rate in U.S. dollars
Alaska9.89
Arizona11
Arkansas9.25
California11
Colorado11.1
Connecticut10.1
Delaware8.75
District of Columbia13.25
Florida8.46
Georgia7.25
Hawaii10.1
Idaho7.25
Illinois8.25
Indiana7.25
Iowa7.25
Kansas7.25
Kentucky7.25
Maine11
Maryland10.1
Massachusetts12
Michigan9.25
Minnesota*9.86
Missouri8.6
Montana**8.5
Nebraska9
Nevada***8.25
New Hampshire7.25
New Jersey8.85
New Mexico7.5
New York11.1
North Carolina7.25
North Dakota7.25
Ohio****8.55
Oklahoma*****7.25
Oregon10.75
Pennsylvania7.25
Rhode Island10.5
South Dakota9.1
Texas7.25
Utah7.25
Vermont10.78
Virginia7.25
Washington12
West Virginia8.75
Wisconsin7.25
Wyoming7.25
Minimum wage rate in U.S. dollars
Alaska9.89
Arizona11
Arkansas9.25
California11
Colorado11.1
Connecticut10.1
Delaware8.75
District of Columbia13.25
Florida8.46
Georgia7.25
Hawaii10.1
Idaho7.25
Illinois8.25
Indiana7.25
Iowa7.25
Kansas7.25
Kentucky7.25
Maine11
Maryland10.1
Massachusetts12
Michigan9.25
Minnesota*9.86
Missouri8.6
Montana**8.5
Nebraska9
Nevada***8.25
New Hampshire7.25
New Jersey8.85
New Mexico7.5
New York11.1
North Carolina7.25
North Dakota7.25
Ohio****8.55
Oklahoma*****7.25
Oregon10.75
Pennsylvania7.25
Rhode Island10.5
South Dakota9.1
Texas7.25
Utah7.25
Vermont10.78
Virginia7.25
Washington12
West Virginia8.75
Wisconsin7.25
Wyoming7.25
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
This statistic shows the minimum wage rates in the different states across the U.S. as of January 1, 2019. There is no minimum wage law present in the state of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. As seen in many states, 7.25 U.S. dollars was the federal minimum wage rate. The District of Columbia has the highest minimum wage rate at 13.25 U.S. dollars per hour. In 2017, high school graduates with no college education accounted for the highest number of minimum wage earners with some 554,000 such workers. At this time there were around 183,000 workers with a bachelor's degree and higher earning minimum wage.
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