Minimum Wage in Hawaii

Author: Jason Coles

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The minimum wage in Hawaii in 2023 increased for the first time in many years, moving up from $10.10 per hour to $12.00 per hour. This represents a $1.90 increase, which equates to an 18.8% increase from the previous year.

The last Hawaii minimum wage increase saw it rise by 85 cents from $9.25 to $10.10 in the 2017/2018 year, after this, there was no change in the Hawaii minimum wage, until now.

Did the Hawaii Minimum Wage Go Up?

The graphic below highlights the Hawaii minimum wage over the past several years. As you can see, in 2023, the people of Hawaii finally saw a minimum wage increase for employees of the state.

Hawaii Minimum Wage 2023

The 2023 Hawaii minimum wage increase was part of an agreement that had been announced to raise the Hawaii minimum wage to $13.00 per hour by 2024. There had been previous talks of it increasing to $15.00 but that conversation was short-lived.

The Hawaii minimum wage increase has been confusing for many, not long ago the Hawaii Governor and both chambers of the legislature agreed on a $15.00 per hour wage increase by 2023. However, after recent meetings held and talks regarding an increase in 2021, they are no longer increasing the minimum wage to $15.00 by 2023. It will become $13.00 by 2024!

This will result in no immediate increase to the Hawaii minimum wage in 2022. Additionally, there are minimum wage exemptions, for example, tipped employees in Hawaii, overtime workers in Hawaii, and servers in Hawaii will receive a different minimum wage rate.

Hawaii Minimum Wage History

The table below provides the history of Hawaii’s minimum wage over the years since 1983. You can see when there were increases in the minimum wage, how much they were, and what percentage increase it represents.

StateWageYear$ Wage Increase% Increase
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2023$12.002023$1.9018.8%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2022$10.102022$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2021$10.102021$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2020$10.102020$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2019$10.102019$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2018$10.102018$0.859%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2017$9.252017$1.2515%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2016$8.502016$1.2517%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2015$7.252015$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2014$7.252014$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2013$7.252013$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2012$7.252012$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2011$7.252011$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2010$7.252010$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2009$7.252009$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2008$7.252008$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2007$7.252007$0.507.4%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2006$6.752006$0.508%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2005$6.252005$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2004$6.252004$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2003$6.252003$0.508.69%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2002$5.752002$0.509.52%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2001$5.252001$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 2000$5.252000$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1999$5.251999$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1998$5.251998$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1997$5.251997$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1996$5.251996$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1995$5.251995$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1994$5.251994$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1993$5.251993$0.5010.52%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1992$4.751992$0.9023.37%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1991$3.851991$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1990$3.851990$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1989$3.851989$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1988$3.851988$0.5014.92%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1987$3.351987$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1986$3.351986$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1985$3.351985$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1984$3.351984$00%
Hawaii Minimum Wage 1983$3.351983$00%
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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.