Minimum Wage Rate in Every US State for 2024

Author: Jason Coles

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As a business owner or perhaps someone looking to start their own business or franchise in the US, it is important to know what the minimum wage is, and equally as important to keep updated on laws and changes that generally occur yearly.

Whatever state you operate a business in or are planning to start a company in, we have created information and statistics regarding all 50 US states and their minimum wage laws and rates of pay.

The minimum wage in US states varies depending on which state you are located in.

Each State’s minimum wage is unique them, and there are several factors that the minimum wage in certain states is measured by, with some being tied to the cost of living.

In addition to the regular minimum wage, each state has its own tipped minimum wage, which is usually different and has a lower hourly rate.

The US minimum wage by state map indicates the states that currently set their minimum wage at the federal level and those that hold their unique minimum wage that sits higher than the Federal wage.

2024 minimum wage rates

US Minimum Wage by State in 2024

For several states, the minimum wage rate is higher than the federal minimum wage.

Each state’s minimum wage is calculated either using the consumer price index for that specific state, the employment cost index (calculated by the US Department of Labor), or economic indicators.

Many states charge income tax on your earnings, but some states charge no tax at all.

Whether you are paid the minimum wage, a higher hourly wage, or a salary, you will be liable to pay some form of income tax.

To learn each state’s income tax rates visit our page, which lists the income tax rate for all 50 states.

The federal minimum wage is set by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is used to guide employers on the minimum hourly wage they must pay their employees.

Though states can technically have no minimum wage in place, if a state has no minimum wage law or its minimum wage is lower than the federal law, workers are entitled to the federal minimum wage.

The national wage in 2024 is $7.25 per hour. This is the federal minimum wage and has not changed since 2009.

However, most states do not follow the federal wage, as they have a higher minimum wage, which is set above the $7.25 hourly rate. 29 states in the US have a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum wage.

In 2024, Washington remained top, narrowly beating California for having the highest state minimum wage in the United States.

US Minimum Wage by State Table

Below is a table of every US state and its minimum wage rate, including historical rates dating back several years:

State20242023202220212020201920182017
Alabama$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Alaska$11.73$10.85$10.34$10.34$10.19$9.89$9.84$9.80
Arizona$14.35$13.85$12.80$12.15$12.00$11.00$10.50$10.00
Arkansas$11.00$11.00$11.00$11.00$10.00$9.25$8.50$8.50
California$16.00$15.50$15.00$14.00$13.00$12.00$11.00$10.50
Colorado$14.42$13.65$12.56$12.32$12.00$11.10$10.20$9.30
Connecticut$15.69$15.00$14.00 (July 2022)$13.00$12.00$11.00$10.10$10.10
Delaware$13.25$11.75$10.50$9.25$9.25$8.75$8.25$8.25
District of Columbia*$17.00$16.50$15.50$15.20$15.00$14.00$13.25$12.50
Florida$13.00 (Sept 2024)$12.00 (Sept 2023)$11.00 (Sept 2022)$10.00 (Sept 2021)$8.56$8.46$8.25$8.10
Georgia$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Hawaii$14.00$12.00$10.10$10.10$10.10$10.10$10.10$9.25
Idaho$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Illinois$14.00$13.00$12.00$11.00$9.25$8.25$8.25$8.25
Indiana$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Iowa$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Kansas$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Kentucky$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Louisiana$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Maine$14.15$13.80$12.75$12.15$12.00$11.00$10.00$9.00
Maryland$15.00$13.25$12.50$11.75$11.00$10.10$10.10$9.25
Massachusetts$15.00$15.00$14.25$13.50$12.75$12.00$11.00$11.00
Michigan$10.33$10.10$9.87$9.65$9.65$9.45$9.25$8.90
Minnesota$8.85 for small employers & $10.85 for large employers.$8.63 for small employers & $10.59 for large employers.$10.33$10.08$10.00$9.86$9.65$9.50
Mississippi$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Missouri$12.30$12.00$11.15$10.30$9.45$8.60$7.85$7.70
Montana$10.30$9.95$9.20$8.75$8.65$8.50$8.30$8.15
Nebraska$12.00$10.50$9.00$9.00$9.00$9.00$9.00$9.00
Nevada$12.00 (July 2024)$11.25 (if an employer offers health insurance: $10.25)$10.50 (July 2022)$9.75$9.00$8.25$8.25$8.25
New Hampshire$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
New Jersey$15.13$14.13$13.00$12.00$11.00$10.00$8.60$8.44
New Mexico$12.00$12.00$11.50$10.50$9.00$7.50$7.50$7.50
New York$16.00 for New York City, Long Island & Westchester & $15.00 for the rest of the state$15.00 for New York City, Long Island & Westchester & $14.20 for the rest of the state$13.20$12.50$11.80$11.10$10.40$9.70
North Carolina$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
North Dakota$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Ohio$10.45$10.10$9.30$8.80$8.70$8.55$8.30$8.15
Oklahoma$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Oregon$14.20$13.50$13.50$12.00$11.25$11.25$10.75$10.25
Pennsylvania$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Rhode Island$14.00$13.00$12.25$11.50$11.50$10.50$10.10$9.60
South Carolina$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
South Dakota$11.20$10.80$9.95$9.45$9.30$9.10$8.65$8.65
Tennessee$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Texas$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Utah$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Vermont$13.67$13.18$12.55$11.75$10.96$10.75$10.50$10.00
Virginia$12.00$12.00$11.00$9.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Washington$16.28$15.74$14.49$13.69$13.50$12.00$11.50$11.00
West Virginia$8.75$8.75$8.75$8.75$8.75$8.75$8.75$8.75
Wisconsin$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25
Wyoming$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25$7.25

*The District of Columbia is not a state but a federal district. When the Constitution of the United States was adopted in 1787, what is now the District of Columbia was a part of the state of Maryland. In 1791, the District was ceded to the federal government to become the nation’s capital, a district that was to be governed by Congress.

Minimum Wage Increases for 2024

2024 saw a whole lot of minimum wage increases across various states. This year saw a total of 23 U.S. states increase their minimum wage rates statewide.

This is good news for workers in those states, but it does also put added pressure on small businesses in the US that have to cope with these increases and balance the additional overhead costs it creates.

Unfortunately, the statewide minimum wage rate has not increased in the remaining 27 states, with many still adopting the federal minimum wage.

Minimum Wage Increases by State in 2024

Here is the complete list of all 27 states that have increased their minimum wage in 2024:

1. Alaska – The 2024 rate is $11.73 per hour, rising from $10.85 in 2023.

2. Arizona – The 2024 rate is $14.35 per hour, increasing from $13.85 in 2023.

3. California – The 2024 rate is $16.00 per hour, rising from $15.50 in 2023.

4. Colorado – The 2024 rate is $14.42 per hour, increasing from $13.65 in 2023.

5. Connecticut – The 2024 rate is $15.69 per hour, rising from $15.00 in 2023.

6. Delaware – The 2024 rate is $13.25 per hour, moving up from $11.75 in 2023.

7. Florida – The 2024 rate (effective September 2024) is $13.00 per hour, increasing from $12.00 in 2023 and some of 2024.

8. Hawaii – The 2024 rate is $14.00 per hour, rising from $12.00 in 2023.

9. Illinois – The 2024 rate is $14.00 per hour, rising from $13.00 in 2023.

10. Maine – The 2024 rate is $14.15 per hour, increasing from $13.80 in 2023.

11. Maryland – The 2024 rate is $15.00 per hour, increasing from $13.25 in 2023.

12. Michigan – The 2024 rate is $10.33 per hour, moving up from $10.10 in 2023.

13. Minnesota – The 2024 rate is $10.85 per hour, increasing from $10.59 in 2023.

14. Montana – The 2024 rate is $10.30 per hour, moving up from $9.95 in 2023.

15. Nebraska – The 2024 rate is $12.00 per hour, increasing from $10.50 in 2023.

16. Nevada – The 2024 rate is $12.00 (effective July 2024) per hour, rising from $11.25 in 2023.

17. New Jersey – The 2024 rate is $15.13 per hour, moving up from $14.13 in 2023.

18. New York – The 2024 rate is $16.00 per hour, rising from $15.00 in 2023.

19. Ohio – The 2024 rate is $10.45 per hour, moving up from $10.10 in 2023.

20. Rhode Island – The 2024 rate is $14.00 per hour, rising from $13.00 in 2023.

21. South Dakota – The 2024 rate is $11.20 per hour, moving up from $10.80 in 2023.

22. Vermont – The 2024 rate is 13.67 per hour, increasing from $13.18 in 2023.

23. Washington – The 2024 rate is $16.28 per hour, moving up from $15.74 in 2023.

Minimum Wage Rates for each State

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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 1,360 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.