State minimum wage rates in the United States as of January 1, 2018, by state ( in U.S. dollars)

Minimum wages in the United States 2018, by state This statistic shows the minimum wage rates in the different states across the U.S. as of January 1, 2018. 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 12.5 U.S. dollars per hour. In 2016, high school graduates with no college education accounted for the highest number of minimum wage earners with some 667 thousand such workers. At this time there were around 245 thousand workers with a bachelor's degree and higher earning minimum wage.
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Minimum wage rate in U.S. dollars
Alaska9.84
Arizona10.5
Arkansas8.5
California11
Colorado10.2
Connecticut10.1
Delaware8.25
District of Columbia12.5
Florida8.25
Georgia5.15
Hawaii10.1
Idaho7.25
Illinois8.25
Indiana7.25
Iowa7.25
Kansas7.25
Kentucky7.25
Maine10
Maryland9.25
Massachusetts11
Michigan9.25
Minnesota*9.65
Missouri7.85
Montana**8.3
Nebraska9
Nevada***8.25
New Hampshire7.25
New Jersey8.6
New Mexico7.5
New York10.4
North Carolina7.25
North Dakota7.25
Ohio****8.3
Oklahoma*****7.25
Oregon10.25
Pennsylvania7.25
Rhode Island10.1
South Dakota8.85
Texas7.25
Utah7.25
Vermont10.5
Virginia7.25
Washington11.5
West Virginia8.75
Wisconsin7.25
Wyoming5.15
Minimum wage rate in U.S. dollars
Alaska9.84
Arizona10.5
Arkansas8.5
California11
Colorado10.2
Connecticut10.1
Delaware8.25
District of Columbia12.5
Florida8.25
Georgia5.15
Hawaii10.1
Idaho7.25
Illinois8.25
Indiana7.25
Iowa7.25
Kansas7.25
Kentucky7.25
Maine10
Maryland9.25
Massachusetts11
Michigan9.25
Minnesota*9.65
Missouri7.85
Montana**8.3
Nebraska9
Nevada***8.25
New Hampshire7.25
New Jersey8.6
New Mexico7.5
New York10.4
North Carolina7.25
North Dakota7.25
Ohio****8.3
Oklahoma*****7.25
Oregon10.25
Pennsylvania7.25
Rhode Island10.1
South Dakota8.85
Texas7.25
Utah7.25
Vermont10.5
Virginia7.25
Washington11.5
West Virginia8.75
Wisconsin7.25
Wyoming5.15
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This statistic shows the minimum wage rates in the different states across the U.S. as of January 1, 2018. 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 12.5 U.S. dollars per hour. In 2016, high school graduates with no college education accounted for the highest number of minimum wage earners with some 667 thousand such workers. At this time there were around 245 thousand workers with a bachelor's degree and higher earning minimum wage.
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January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 1, 2018
Supplementary notes
State of Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana do not have a state minimum wage law.
*In Minnesota there are two minimum wage rates. The rate for large employers (annual receipts of more than $500,000) is $9.65. For employers with enterprises smaller than this the rate is $7.75.
** In Montana businesses with gross annual sales of less than $110,000 may pay a minimum wage of $4.00 per hour.
***In Nevada the rate for employees who no health insurance benefits provided by the employer is $8.25 per hour. The rate with health insurance provided by the employer is $7.25 per hour
**** In Ohio businesses with gross annual sales of less than $297,000 may pay a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
***** In Oklahoma businesses with gross annual sales of less than $100,000 or businesses with less than 10 employees may pay a minimum wage of $2.00 per hour.

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