Minimum Wage in Missouri

Author: Jason Coles

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The minimum wage in Missouri increased by 85 cents in January 2023, rising from $11.15 per hour in 2022 to $12.00 per hour in 2023. This represents a 7.6% increase from 2022 to 2023. Employers in Missouri need to know the current minimum wage to ensure they are paying their employees according to the law and employees should make themselves aware of the Missouri minimum wage (2023) to make sure they are paid a fair wage per their worker’s rights.

What is the Missouri minimum wage in 2023?

In 2023, the Missouri state minimum wage increased to $12.00 per hour, this is $4.75 higher than the federal minimum wage. Missouri joined 29 other states in 2013 when its minimum wage rose higher than the federal wage.

If you would like to know more specific information on employee rights and other labor laws, please visit this page often. If you would like more information on the current labor laws in Missouri we recommend that you visit the Missouri Department of Labor website.

Did the Missouri Minimum Wage Go Up?

The graphic below highlights the Missouri minimum wage over the past several years. The minimum wage did go up in 2023 from $11.15 per hour (in 2022) to $12.00 per hour in 2023.

Missouri Minimum Wage 2023

The minimum wage in Missouri has increased consistently over the last few years, to the delight of many hard-working employees throughout the state. Missouri’s minimum wage increases annually based on various factors, including but not limited to the cost of living, the consumer price index, and inflation.

The minimum wage in each state can often differ slightly depending on the type of employer you work for and the type of position you work in. Here are those different scenarios:

  • Tipped employees are entitled to at least 50% of the minimum wage as a base wage, which is $6.00 per hour, and they must be paid in tips an amount equal to at least the equivalent of the Missouri minimum wage 2023 of $12.00 per hour, making the tip credit rate $6.00 per hour.
  • If a Missouri employee works beyond the 40 hours per week threshold, they are entitled to receive 1.5 times their hourly wage for hours worked in excess of 40 per week.
  • Missouri has a tipped minimum wage rate that consists of a tipped minimum wage and a tipped credit. Employees who receive tips typically work as restaurant servers and bartenders.

Missouri Minimum Wage Summary Poster

All employers in the state of Missouri that must follow the provisions of the law (Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 290.522) are required to post a summary of the law and regulations at their workplace. You must post the summary in a conspicuous and accessible place at the Missouri business.

You can download and print the poster HERE.

Missouri Minimum Wage History

This table displays the Missouri minimum wage history dating back from 1983, it also includes the wage increase per year and the % increase each year.

StateWageYear$ Wage Increase% Increase
Missouri Minimum Wage 2023$12.002023$0.857.6%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2022$11.152022$0.858.2%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2021$10.302021$0.858.99%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2020$9.452020$0.859.9%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2019$8.602019$0.759.5%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2018$7.852018$0.151.9%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2017$7.702017$0.050.65%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2016$7.652016$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2015$7.652015$0.152%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2014$7.502014$0.152%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2013$7.352013$0.101.4%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2012$7.252012$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2011$7.252011$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2010$7.252010$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2009$7.252009$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2008$7.252008$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2007$6.152007$119.41%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2006$5.152006$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2005$5.152005$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2004$5.152004$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2003$5.152003$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2002$5.152002$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2001$5.152001$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 2000$5.152000$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1999$5.151999$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1998$5.151998$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1997$5.151997$0.408.42%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1996$4.751996$0.5011.76%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1995$4.251995$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1994$4.251994$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1993$4.251993$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1992$4.251992$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1991$4.251991$0.4511.84%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1990$3.801990$0.4513.43%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1989$3.351989$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1988$3.351988$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1987$3.351987$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1986$3.351986$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1985$3.351985$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1984$3.351984$00%
Missouri Minimum Wage 1983$3.351983$00%
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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., Jason has written over 1,200 business plans over the past 16+ years for start-ups looking to establish and expand their footprint in the United States.