Florida State Minimum Wage

Author: Jason Coles

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On September 30, 2022, the Florida state minimum wage increased from $10.00 (2021) to $11.00 per hour. This makes the Florida minimum wage in 2022 higher than the current federal wage by $3.75 per hour.

The Florida state minimum wage increase over the past several years has been gradual compared to other states; however, it has been increasing consistently since 2016.

In 2022 it rose to $11.00, which is $1.00 more per hour than it was previously, and a healthy 10% increase! This new rate is also applicable in the 2023 calendar year.

If you are a full-time worker on minimum wage in Florida, your earnings could be as follows:

  • Weekly Minimum Wage: $440.00 (based on a 40-hour week).
  • Yearly Minimum Wage: $22,880 (based on being paid 52 weeks per year).
  • There is 0% income tax in Florida, but you are still subject to taxes on your earnings.

In November 2020, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which eventually increases Florida’s minimum hourly wage to $15.00 per hour. The new law amends Florida’s constitution to gradually increase the state’s minimum wage by $1.00 per hour through 2026 until it reaches $15.00 per hour.

Are you interested in the history of the Florida state minimum wage?

We have created a bar graph showing you the minimum wage each year and a convenient PDF you can download. It is located at the bottom of this page.

Did the Florida Minimum Wage Go Up in 2022?

The graphic below highlights the Florida minimum wage over the past several years. The minimum wage did go up in 2022 (9/30/22), with the prior Florida state minimum wage in 2021 increasing by $1.35 to $10.00. So, from September 2022 through September 2023, the rate will remain at $11.00 per hour.

Florida Minimum Wage 2022 and 2023

Effective September 30, 2022, the Florida minimum wage increased from $10.00 per hour to $11.00 per hour. The increase is calculated by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and is based on the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for the South Region, and the FL minimum wage is recalculated on September 30th each year.

This 2022 change means tipped Florida minimum wage workers must be paid $7.98 per hour and earn at least $3.02 in tip credits for their employers to abide legally by the minimum wage increase. If you would like more information on Florida Labor Laws, please visit the Department of Labor website.

Regarding the cities in Florida, there are no special minimum wage rates except for certain employees depending on their line of work. Find out more about the Orlando minimum wage or the Fort Lauderdale minimum wage by looking at our dedicated pages.

What Should Florida Employers Do?

By no later than September 30th, Florida employers need to increase hourly pay for their employees in accordance with Florida’s latest minimum wage increase.

You can view and download the Florida minimum wage labor law poster for 2022-2023 here at no charge. Employers must display an official poster outlining the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), ensuring that accurate employee time and pay records are kept.

Florida Minimum Wage Increase Schedule

Florida had the first increase in its minimum wage per the state’s 2020 constitutional amendment on September 30, 2022. The second increase is set for September 30, 2023, where it will go from $11.00 per hour to $12.00 per hour. This voter-approved amendment will continue to increase in future years as follows:

  • September 30, 2023: $12 per hour
  • September 30, 2024: $13 per hour
  • September 30, 2025: $14 per hour
  • September 30, 2026: $15.00 per hour
  • Beyond 2026: Inflation-linked increases

Florida Minimum Wage News

With the minimum wage being such a hot topic, with things changing and new laws coming into play seemingly all the time, we have created a news section to update you on the latest news happening with Florida’s minimum wage.

New Baseball Bill for the Minimum Wage in Florida

A recent bill to exempt minor league ball players from the Florida minimum wage laws has been released. The bill would essentially exempt minor-league baseball players, for example, those on the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels team from the state’s minimum wage.

As it stands, the federal act has many minimum wage exemptions, with baseball players being one. The act requires baseball players to receive an in-season weekly salary equalling the minimum wage for a 40-hour week.

The proposal – SB 892 is to incorporate a carve-out from the regular state minimum wage law for minor-league baseball players that is in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Another Increase to the Minimum Wage for Disney Workers

It seems like 2023 is going to be another significant year for the minimum wage in Florida regarding Disney theme park employees.

The minimum wage for Disney World employees currently sits at $15 per hour, which is much higher than the current minimum wage for Florida, which is $11 per hour.

Disney had previously rejected an offer that would have seen the company’s total minimum wage reach $16 per hour, with the majority of union members hitting a minimum of $20 per hour by 2026.

So, instead of this, Disney World workers will receive an instant increase to their minimum wage, making it $17 per hour, rising to $18 by the end of 2023! Within the next three years, expect to see increases by $2.50 up to $5.60 per hour.

Florida Minimum Wage History

The table below provides the current rate and history of Florida’s minimum wage over the past 40+ years since 1983. You can see when there were increases in the minimum wage, how much they were, and what percentage increase it represents each year.

StateMinimum Wage$ Wage Increase% Increase
Florida Minimum Wage 2023-2024$12.00$1.009%
Florida Minimum Wage 2022-2023$11.00$1.0010%
Florida Minimum Wage 2022$10.00$1.3515.6%
Florida Minimum Wage 2021$8.65$0.091.05%
Florida Minimum Wage 2020$8.56$0.101.2%
Florida Minimum Wage 2019$8.46$0.212.5%
Florida Minimum Wage 2018$8.25$0.151.8%
Florida Minimum Wage 2017$8.10$0.050.6%
Florida Minimum Wage 2016$8.05$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 2015$8.05$0.121.5%
Florida Minimum Wage 2014$7.93$0.141.8%
Florida Minimum Wage 2013$7.79$0.121.6%
Florida Minimum Wage 2012$7.67$0.364.9%
Florida Minimum Wage 2011$7.31$0.060.82%
Florida Minimum Wage 2010$7.25$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 2009$7.25$0.466.8%
Florida Minimum Wage 2008$6.79$0.121.8%
Florida Minimum Wage 2007$6.67$0.274.22%
Florida Minimum Wage 2006$6.40$1.2524.27%
Florida Minimum Wage 2005$5.15$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 2004$5.15$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 2003$5.15$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 2002$5.15$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 2001$5.15$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 2000$5.15$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1999$5.15$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1998$5.15$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1997$5.15$0.408.42%
Florida Minimum Wage 1996$4.75$0.5011.76%
Florida Minimum Wage 1995$4.25$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1994$4.25$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1993$4.25$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1992$4.25$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1991$4.25$0.4511.84%
Florida Minimum Wage 1990$3.80$0.4513.43%
Florida Minimum Wage 1989$3.35$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1988$3.35$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1987$3.35$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1986$3.35$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1985$3.35$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1984$3.35$00%
Florida Minimum Wage 1983$3.35$00%

Florida minimum wage history for more than 10 years – downloadable PDF below

FL Minimum Wage History – Downloadable PDF

Florida Minimum Wage Exemptions

In addition to the regular minimum wage rate, there are a few Florida state minimum wage exemptions that typically depend on your age or employment situation. Below are the various minimum wage exemptions with some situational examples.

Florida Student Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for student employees in Florida is 85% of the Florida minimum wage, making their hourly pay $9.35 per hour in 2023.

This hourly rate is for any hours worked up to 20 hours per week. As a student employee, once you surpass 20 hours per week, you will be eligible to be paid the Florida minimum wage rate of $11.00 per hour.

Being a student can be financially challenging, leading many students to pick up part-time jobs to make extra money while studying. Despite a student minimum wage rate, many Florida employers will not necessarily follow it and pay you equal to or more than the statewide minimum wage.

Many work-study programs are available at universities, which is a route many students go down. Still, coffee shop, cafe, bar, and restaurant jobs are commonly taken by students as they can work them into their class schedule.

Florida Under 20 Minimum Wage

If you are under 20 years old in Florida, federal law allows your employer to pay you as little as $4.25 per hour for your first 90 days of employment.

Once the 90-day period is over, you will be eligible to be paid the 2023 Florida minimum wage of $11.00 per hour or potentially even more.

Fortunately for young workers, this is 90 calendar days and not 90 working days; therefore, it can be completed relatively quickly and within about three months.

Florida Tipped Minimum Wage

If you are a tipped employee in Florida (someone who receives regular tips as a part of their job) then you are eligible to be paid a minimum wage of $7.98 per hour, with a tip credit of $3.02 per hour, ensuring that you reach the statewide minimum wage regardless if you make enough hourly tips.

Florida Overtime Minimum Wage

Once you work over 40 hours in a working week you are eligible to be paid an overtime rate of 1.5 times your hourly wage for every hour you work past 40. So, the overtime minimum wage in Florida is $16.50 per hour, which is 1.5 times the minimum wage of $11.00 per hour.

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Jason Coles

Jason Coles is the Founder of Foreign USA and its Chief Content Writer and Editor. Recognized as a prolific business plan writer by many prominent immigration attorneys in the U.S., Jason has written over 1,200 business plans over the past 16+ years for start-ups looking to establish and expand their footprint in the United States.