Minimum wage 2019 - What is the law in your country? - Trends for small businesses

The federal minimum wage is currently set at $ 7.25 per hour. However, many states and local communities have higher minimum hourly rates for employees. In fact, 22 states increased their minimum wage rules in early 2019, a total of 1818 in 2018.



Minimum wage 2019

To keep abreast of the rules regarding your staff, here is an overview of where each state currently is.

Alabama

Alabama has no minimum wage. Companies have to pay the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Alaska

At the start of 2019, Alaska raised its national minimum wage from $ 9.84 to $ 9.89. The state has the law that the minimum wage must be adjusted annually for inflation and must remain at least $ 1 above the federal rate.

Arizona

Arizona also raised its minimum wage on 1 January. It went from $ 10.50 to $ 11 per hour.

Arkansas

Arkansas raised its minimum wage early this year from $ 8.50 to $ 9.25 per hour. And there are also more increases in the work, with the minimum wage in 2021 at $ 11.

California

For California companies with more than 25 employees, the minimum wage increases from $ 11 to $ 12 per hour. For companies in the state with 25 or fewer employees, the rate rises from $ 10.50 to $ 11.

Colorado

The minimum wage increases from $ 10.20 to $ 11.10 per hour in Colorado.

Connecticut

There have been recent proposals to increase the minimum wage of Connecticut, but nothing that has not yet passed. It is currently at $ 10.10 per hour.

Delaware

The Delaware minimum wage rose from $ 8.25 to $ 8.75 per hour on January 1st. And it is planned to rise again on October 1, this time to $ 9.25.

District of Columbia

In Washington DC the minimum wage is currently $ 13.25 per hour. It rose from $ 12.50 in 2018.

Florida

The Florida minimum wage will be adjusted for inflation. It rose from $ 8.25 in 2019 to $ 8.46.

Georgia

The minimum wage of Georgia is actually only $ 5.15 per hour. Of course, the federal minimum wage of $ 7.25 still applies to most jobs. But those who do not fall under the Fair Labor Standards Act can pay the lower rate.

Hawaii

The minimum wage of $ 10.10 per hour for Hawaii has not yet risen so far in 2019.

Idaho

Idaho has no set minimum wage apart from the $ 7.25 hourly rate set at federal level.

Illinois

The state minimum wage in Illinois is currently $ 8.25 per hour, with no increases planned for 2019. However, Cook County and Chicago both have higher rates, at $ 11 and $ 12 respectively.

Indiana

There are currently several proposals in Indiana to raise the minimum wage, but nothing that has passed in early January. The current rate is consistent with the federal rate of $ 7.25.

Iowa

The Iowa minimum wage also corresponds to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Kansas

The Kansas minimum wage also corresponds to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Kentucky

The Kentucky minimum wage also corresponds to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Louisiana

Louisiana does not actually have a minimum wage. So employees covered by the FLSA are subject to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Maine

Maine raised its minimum wage on January 1 this year, from $ 10 to $ 11 per hour.

Maryland

The Maryland minimum wage is currently at $ 10.10. It rose from $ 9.25 in 2018.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts has increased its minimum wage from $ 11 to $ 12 at the beginning of this year. Incremental increases are planned over the next four years, eventually raising the price to $ 15 per hour.

Michigan

The Michigan minimum wage is currently $ 9.25. It is expected to rise to $ 9.45 in March this year.

Minnesota

For companies with 50 employees or more, the minimum wage in Minnesota is $ 9.86 per hour. The rate is $ 8.01 for smaller employers.

Mississippi

Mississippi is another state with no official minimum, so the federal rate of $ 7.25 applies.

Missouri

The Missouri minimum wage for 2019 is $ 8.60 per hour, up from $ 7.85 in 2018.

Montana

Montana raised the minimum wage on January 1 this year to $ 8.50 per hour from $ 8.30.

Nebraska

The current Nebraska minimum wage is $ 9 per hour.

Nevada

The Nevada minimum wage is $ 7.25 for employees who earn qualified health benefits and $ 8.25 for those who are not.

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire minimum wage corresponds to the federal rate of $ 7.25.

New Jersey

New Jersey raised the minimum wage to $ 8.85 per hour from $ 8.60 on January 1st.

New Mexico

The minimum wage in New Mexico is currently set at $ 7.50 per hour.

New York

The total minimum wage in New York is $ 11.10 on December 31, 2018. And by the end of this year this will go to $ 11.80. The rate is higher in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.

North Carolina

The minimum wage of North Carolina corresponds to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

North Dakota

The minimum wage of North Dakota corresponds to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Ohio

Ohio raised the minimum wage on January 1st from $ 8.30 to $ 8.55 per hour.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma minimum wage is in line with the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Oregon

The Oregon minimum wage is currently $ 10.75 per hour. It rose to that percentage in 2018.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's minimum wage is equivalent to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Rhode Island

The minimum wage of Rhode Island increased from $ 10.10 to $ 10.50 per hour on January 1st.

South Carolina

The minimum wage of South Carolina is in line with the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

South Dakota

The South Dakota minimum wage rose from $ 8.85 to $ 9.10 per hour on January 1st.

Tennessee

Tennessee has no state minimum wage. So it is consistent with the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Texas

The Texas minimum wage is equivalent to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Utah

The minimum wage of Utah corresponds to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Vermont

Vermont's minimum wage is indexed for inflation. So on 1 January it rose to $ 10.78 from $ 10.50 per hour.

Virginia

The minimum wage of Virginia corresponds to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Washington

The Washington minimum wage rose from $ 11.50 to $ 12 per hour on January 1st. And it is planned to rise again to $ 13.50 in 2020.

West Virginia

The West Virginia minimum wage is currently set at $ 8.75.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin's minimum wage corresponds to the federal rate of $ 7.25 per hour.

Wyoming

The Wyoming minimum wage is currently set at $ 5.15 per hour for employees who are not covered by FLSA. Most companies have to meet the federal rate of $ 7.25.

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