Indiana State Minimum Wage

Author: Jason Coles

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The minimum wage in Indiana for 2024 is $7.25 per hour, reflecting the federal minimum wage rate.

The United States boasts a unique minimum wage system, while most other nations will use a national minimum wage to decide what will be paid at the very minimum to its employees.

And while the US has a national minimum wage rate, it also allows each state to set its minimum wage. Indiana has opted for the national minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour.

As an employer in Indiana, familiarizing yourself with the statewide minimum wage as well as the laws that go with it is incredibly important.

Equally, as an employee in the Hoosier State, knowing your rights as well as how much you should be paid per hour at a minimum is vital to your employment.

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

  • Daily Minimum Wage: $58.00 (based on an 8-hour working day).
  • Weekly Minimum Wage: $290.00 (based on a 40-hour week).
  • Monthly Minimum Wage: $1,256.66 (based on a full-time month).
  • Yearly Minimum Wage: $15,080.00 (based on being paid 52 weeks per year).

Something you should note is that these earnings are before any taxation has been deducted.

The graphic below highlights the Indiana minimum wage over the past several years. The minimum wage did not go up and remains at $7.25 per hour in 2024.

Indiana minimum wage

Now, it is not just the statewide minimum wage that you need to be aware of – there are plenty of exemptions to the minimum wage rate too.

Indiana Minimum Wage Exemptions

In addition to the regular minimum wage rate, a few Indiana state minimum wage exemptions typically depend on your age or employment situation.

Below are the various minimum wage exemptions with some situational examples.

Indiana Student Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for student employees in Indiana is 85% of the Indiana minimum wage, making their hourly pay $6.16 per hour in 2024.

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 for the Indiana minimum wage rate of $7.25 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 Indiana 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.

Indiana Under 20 Minimum Wage

If you are under 20 years old in Indiana, 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 2024 Indiana minimum wage of $7.25 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.

Indiana Tipped Minimum Wage

If you are a tipped employee in Indiana (someone who receives regular tips as a part of their job) then you are eligible to be paid a minimum wage of $2.13 per hour, with a tip credit of $5.12 per hour, ensuring that you reach the statewide minimum wage regardless if you make enough hourly tips.

Indiana Overtime Minimum Wage

Once you work over 40 hours a week, you can be paid an overtime rate of 1.5 times your hourly wage for every hour you work past 40.

So, the overtime Indiana state minimum wage is $10.88 per hour, 1.5 times the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Indiana Minimum Wage History

The table below shows the current rate and history of Indiana’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.

YearMinimum WageIncrease ($)Increase (%)

Indiana Minimum Wage Poster and Department of Labor Contact Details

As an Indiana employer, you need to keep yourself compliant with the law. To do this, you need to display an Indiana Labor Law poster in a prominent place.

The good news is that you can acquire one of these posters for free from the Department of Labor website, and download the poster.

If you wish to contact the department directly, here are all of the contact details you need:

Department of Labor
402 W Washington St # W195,
Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Number: +1 317-232-2655

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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. who refer his services to their clients regularly, Jason has written over 1,345 business plans across the past 17+ years for start-up companies and franchises looking to expand their footprint in the United States. Jason is considered a seasoned expert in his field. He creates detailed business plans for his clients that include five-year financial projections, market and industry analysis reports, demographic studies, organizational charts, job descriptions, employee hiring plans, and more.