State Minimum Hourly Wages 2024

Last Updated on May 15, 2024.

Here is an overview of the 2024 minimum hourly wage rates by state.

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The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but many states have introduced legislation that requires employers to pay their workers (sometimes far) above that federal standard, and there are states that have set no minimum wage requirements.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees with a GED or high school diploma make at least $9700 more per year than workers without a secondary education degree.

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In these states, the federal minimum wage requirement counts, of course. Employees are entitled to make whichever of those minimum wages is highest.

State Minimum Wage Rates

State 2024
Alabama $7.25
Alaska $11,73
Arizona $14.35
Arkansas $11.00
California $16.00
Colorado $14,42
Connecticut $15.69
Delaware $13.25
District of Columbia $17.00 – May be raised later
Florida $12.00 – from 9/30: $13.00
Georgia $7.25
Hawaii $14.00
Idaho $7.25
Illinois $14.00
Indiana $7.25
Iowa $7.25
Kansas $7.25
Kentucky $7.25
Louisiana $7.25
Maine $14.15
Maryland $15.00
Massachusetts $16.25
Michigan $10.33
Minnesota $10.85
Mississippi $7.25
Missouri $12.30
Montana $10.30
Nebraska $12.00
Nevada $12.00
New Hampshire $7.25
New Jersey $15.13
New Mexico $12.00
New York $15.00; Large employers and Long Island/Westchester: $16.00
North Carolina $7.25
North Dakota $7.25
Ohio $10.45
Oklahoma $7.25
Oregon $14.20; Portland Metro: $15.45; non-urban: $13.20
Pennsylvania $7.25
Puerto Rico $9.50
Rhode Island $14.00
South Carolina $7.25
South Dakota $11.20
Tennessee $7.25
Texas $7.25
Utah $7.25
Vermont $15.00
Virginia $12.00
Washington State $16.28
West Virginia $8.75
Wisconsin $7.25
Wyoming $7.25