In 2021, the Idaho state minimum wage sits at $7.25 – this is the same as the federal minimum wage. The hourly minimum wage hasn’t changed since 2009, and as it stands, it looks unlikely to change within the next few years.

It is not uncommon for states to have the same minimum wage as the federal minimum wage. In fact, there are 20 other states that all have $7.25 per hour as their minimum wage.




Another state that hasn’t seen a change to its minimum wage since 2009 is Texas. Take a look at the Texas minimum wage increase over the past several years, it is very similar to Idaho.

Did the Idaho Minimum Wage Go Up?

The graphic below highlights the Idaho minimum wage over the past several years. The minimum wage did not go up and remains at $7.25 per hour in 2021.

Minimum wage in Idaho

Idaho Minimum Wage 2021

Although the minimum wage in 2021 is $7.25, there are some exceptions to this rate:

  • Employers can pay a new employee who is under the age of 20 a training wage of $4.25 per hour for their first 90 days of employment. Once this grace period is over an employer must pay its employees the official minimum wage after 90 days.
  • Like many other states, employers can pay full-time students 85% of the minimum wage for up to 20 hours per week.

In 2021, unlike most states, the Idaho minimum wage 2021 rate is not likely to increase within the year, it will remain the same as the federal minimum wage for the foreseeable future according to the state legislature.

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, and also covers the historical minimum wage for the past several years.

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There are many interesting facts about Idaho 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.

Idaho Minimum Wage History

The table below provides the history of Idaho’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
Idaho Minimum Wage 2021$7.252021$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2020$7.252020$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2019$7.252019$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2018$7.252018$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2017$7.252017$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2016$7.252016$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2015$7.252015$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2014$7.252014$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2013$7.252013$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2012$7.252012$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2011$7.252011$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2010$7.252010$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2009$7.252009$0.659%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2008$6.552008$00%