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.
  • Tipped employees in Idaho will recieve a tipped minimum wage and tip credits to ensure that they are paid the minimum wage in Idaho or higher.

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.

Idaho Minimum Wage History

The table below provides the history of Idaho’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
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%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2007$5.852007$0.7013.59%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2006$5.152006$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2005$5.152005$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2004$5.152004$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2003$5.152003$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2002$5.152002$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2001$5.152001$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 2000$5.152000$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1999$5.151999$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1998$5.151998$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1997$5.151997$0.9021.17%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1996$4.251996$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1995$4.251995$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1994$4.251994$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1993$4.251993$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1992$4.251992$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1991$4.251991$0.4511.84%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1990$3.801990$1.5065.21%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1989$2.301989$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1988$2.301988$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1987$2.301987$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1986$2.301986$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1985$2.301985$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1984$2.301984$00%
Idaho Minimum Wage 1983$2.301983$00%