Since January 2018, the Hawaii state minimum wage has remained at $10.10 per hour, making it one of the highest paying states.

There has been no increase to the Hawaii state minimum wage for over 3 years; however, changes are in place to increase the state minimum wage considerably within the next few years.

The last Hawaii minimum wage increase saw it rise by 85 cents from $9.25 to $10.10 in the 2017/2018 year.

Did the Hawaii Minimum Wage Go Up?

The graphic below highlights the Hawaii minimum wage over the past several years. The minimum wage did not go up and remains at $10.10 per hour in 2021.

Minimum Wage in Hawaii


Hawaii Minimum Wage 2021

Hawaii has yet to see a minimum wage increase since 2018. An agreement 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 2021.

To find out more information regarding the Minimum Wage in all US States, check out our page that has a table in alphabetical order of all 50 states, including historical state minimum wage rates from previous years.

There are many interesting facts about Hawaii that you probably haven’t heard of. Feel free to check out a comprehensive list of them that also includes some very important economic facts if you are looking to start your own business or franchise or get a job in the state.

Hawaii Minimum Wage History

The table below provides the history of Hawaii’s minimum wage over the years since 2008. 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 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%