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State Minimum Wage Changes 2021

By December 2, 2020December 7th, 2020No Comments
State 2020 Minimum Wage 2021 Minimum Wage

Alabama

$7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) $7.25 (Federal, no state minimum)

Alaska

$10.19 $10.34

Arizona

$12.00 $12.15

Arkansas

$10.00 $11.00

California

$13.00 $14.00*

Colorado

$12.00 $12.32

Connecticut

$12.00 $13.00 (effective 8/1/21)

Delaware

$9.25 $9.25

Washington, D.C.

$15.00 $15.00

Florida

$8.56 $10.00 (effective 9/30/21)

Georgia

$5.15 (Employers subject to Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the $7.25 Federal minimum wage) $5.15 (Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the $7.25 Federal minimum wage)

Hawaii

$10.10 $10.10

Idaho

$7.25 $7.25

Illinois

$10.00 $11.00

Indiana

$7.25 $7.25

Iowa

$7.25 $7.25

Kansas

$7.25 $7.25

Kentucky

$7.25 $7.25

Louisiana

$7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) $7.25 (Federal, no state minimum)

Maine

$12.00 $12.15

Maryland

$11.00 $11.75**

Massachusetts

$12.75 $13.50

Michigan

$9.65 $9.87

Minnesota

$10.00 $10.08***

Mississippi

$7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) $7.25 (Federal, no state minimum)

Missouri

$9.45 $10.30

Montana

$8.65 $8.75

Nebraska

$9.00 $9.00

Nevada

$8.00 $8.75 (effective 7/1/21)****

New Hampshire

$7.25 $7.25

New Jersey

$11.00 $12.00*****

New Mexico

$9.00 $10.50

New York

$11.80 $12.50******

North Carolina

$7.25 $7.25

North Dakota

$7.25 $7.25

Ohio

$8.70 $8.80

Oklahoma

$7.25 $7.25

Oregon

$12.00 $12.75 (effective 7/1/21)******

Pennsylvania

$7.25 $7.25

Rhode Island

$10.50 $11.50

South Carolina

$7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) $7.25 (Federal, no state minimum)

South Dakota

$9.30 $9.45

Tennessee

$7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) $7.25 (Federal, no state minimum)

Texas

$7.25 $7.25

Utah

$7.25 $7.25

Vermont

$10.96 $11.75

Virginia

$7.25 $7.25

Washington

$13.50 $13.69

West Virginia

$8.75 $8.75

Wisconsin

$7.25 $7.25

Wyoming

$5.15 (Employers subject to Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the Federal minimum wage.) $5.15 (Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the $7.25 Federal minimum wage)

*$14.00 rate is for California employers with 26 or more employees. Employers in California with 25 or less employees have a minimum wage of $13.00 per hour.

**$11.75 applies to Maryland employers with 15 or more employees. Employers in Maryland with 14 of fewer employees must pay a minimum wage of $11.60 per hour.

***$10.08 rate is for large employers in Minnesota (with annual gross revenues of at least $500,000). Small employers have a minimum wage of $8.21 per hour.

****$8.75 is for Nevada employees who are offered health insurance. Nevada employees who are not offered health insurance must receive $9.75 per hour.

*****$12.00 applies to New Jersey employers who are non-seasonal and with 6 or more employees. Seasonal employees and those working for business who employ 5 or fewer employees must receive $11.00 per hour.

******The increased New York State minimum wage is effective 12/31/2020. Statewide minimum wages apply in areas that are not governed by a higher, local minimum wage ordinance. New York City and Portland Metro are examples of areas—like California—which have local minimum wage rates that exceed the statewide minimum.

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