As it stands, 2021 has seen no immediate change to the minimum wage in Utah. Much like previous years, Utah’s min wage has remained the same as the federal minimum wage – $7.25 per hour.
The U.S. minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily, or monthly wage that businesses may legally pay to employees or workers.
Will the Minimum Wage in Utah Increase in the future?
Like many other states, there have been multiple talks over the minimum wage in Utah increasing incrementally over the next seven years or so. There are a couple of bills that have been pre-filled, but unfortunately, there has been nothing officially confirmed yet and no new legislation is due to be enacted.
The overall plan is to try and raise the minimum wage in Utah over the next seven years to $15 per hour. Many people feel it is unrealistic to more than double the Utah minimum wage within 7 years, so it may be some time before workers in Utah see an increase in their pay.
If you would like to see the history of the minimum wage in Utah over the past 10+ years, we have created a bar graph showing you the minimum wage each year and also a convenient PDF you can download. It is located at the bottom of this page.
Did the Utah Minimum Wage Go Up?
The graphic below highlights the Utah minimum wage over the past several years. The minimum wage did not go up and remains at $7.25 per hour in 2021.
Utah Minimum Wage 2021
The Utah minimum wage has not increased since 2009, the minimum wage is the same as 21 other states that all follow the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The federal min wage has not changed since 2009 either.
The Utah Labor Commission enforces the minimum wage in Utah – $7.25 per hour. Should you have any concerns, questions, or need clarity on the Utah minimum wage in 2021 as an employer or employee, feel free to visit their website and make an inquiry. The focus of the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD) Wage Claim Unit is to administer and enforce certain State labor laws.
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Because the Utah minimum wage 2021 is the same as the federal wage, there are specific rules that apply under this minimum wage for employees in certain industries.
- Hospitality workers who receive tips are eligible for ‘tip credit’ up to $5.12 per hour but they must be paid $2.13 per hour as a base to make up the rest of the minimum wage.
- Student employees working 20 hours or less per week can be paid a minimum of 85% of the minimum wage ($6.16).
- If you hire a new employee under the age of 20, you can pay them something called a ‘training wage’ of $4.25 per hour, this only lasts for the first 90 days of employment.
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Utah Minimum Wage History
The table below provides the history of Utah’s minimum wage over the years since 1983. You can see when there were increases in the minimum wage, how much they were, and what percentage increase it represents.
|State||Wage||Year||$ Wage Increase||% Increase|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2021||$7.25||2021||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2020||$7.25||2020||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2019||$7.25||2019||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2018||$7.25||2018||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2017||$7.25||2017||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2016||$7.25||2016||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2015||$7.25||2015||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2014||$7.25||2014||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2013||$7.25||2013||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2012||$7.25||2012||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2011||$7.25||2011||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2010||$7.25||2010||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2009||$7.25||2009||$0.70||11%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2008||$6.55||2008||$0.70||11.96%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2007||$5.85||2007||$0.70||13.59%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2006||$5.15||2006||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2005||$5.15||2005||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2004||$5.15||2004||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2003||$5.15||2003||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2002||$5.15||2002||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2001||$5.15||2001||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 2000||$5.15||2000||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1999||$5.15||1999||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1998||$5.15||1998||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1997||$5.15||1997||$0.40||8.42%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1996||$4.75||1996||$0.50||11.76%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1995||$4.25||1995||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1994||$4.25||1994||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1993||$4.25||1993||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1992||$4.25||1992||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1991||$4.25||1991||$0.45||11.84%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1990||$3.80||1990||$0.45||13.43%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1989||$3.35||1989||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1988||$3.35||1988||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1987||$3.35||1987||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1986||$3.35||1986||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1985||$3.35||1985||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1984||$3.35||1984||$0||0%|
|Utah Minimum Wage 1983||$3.35||1983||$0||0%|
Utah minimum wage history for 10+ years – downloadable PDF below
Utah Minimum Wage History – Downloadable PDF
EIN Number Utah
As a Utah business owner and employer, or someone that is looking to register an LLC or an incorporated company in Utah with the goal of hiring employees, now, or in the future, you will need to have a Utah EIN number.
An EIN is also known as an Employer Identification Number and is issued by the internal revenue service (IRS). We have created a guide on how to get your Utah EIN with the IRS, and it includes links to the appropriate sources and forms and the differences between whether you are a U.S. citizen or a foreign national applying for a Utah EIN.