For those running a business or looking to start a business in Missouri, it is important to know what the minimum wage in Missouri is. 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 (2021) to make sure they are paid a fair wage per their workers’ rights.

What is the Missouri minimum wage in 2021?

In 2021, the Missouri state minimum wage increased to $10.30 per hour, this is $3.05 (over 30%) 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 2021 from $9.65 per hour (in 2020) to $9.87 in 2021.

Minimum Wage in Missouri

Missouri Minimum Wage 2021

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.

Will the Missouri minimum wage increase in the coming years?

Yes, it will! Back in 2018 voters went to the polls to pass Proposition B – this is called the $12 Missouri Minimum Wage Initiative. The law was passed to raise the minimum wage each year by 85 cents per hour from 2019 to 2023 until it reaches $12.00 per hour, with this clearly being proven after the 85 cent increase to the Missouri minimum wage 2021 from the previous year’s rate.

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, then they must be paid in tips an amount equal to at least the equivalent of the Missouri minimum wage 2021 of $10.30 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.

To find out more information on the current US minimum wage by state, check out our page that has a table in alphabetical order of all 50 states, including historical state minimum wage rates from previous years.

Missouri Minimum Wage Summary Posters

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.

Missouri Minimum Wage History

This table displays the Missouri minimum wage history dating back from 2008, it also includes the wage increase per year and the % increase each year.

StateWageYear$ Wage Increase% Increase
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%

EIN Number Missouri

As a Missouri business owner and employer, or someone that is looking to register an LLC or an incorporated company in Missouri with the goal of hiring employees, now, or in the future, you will need to have a Missouri 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 onĀ how to get your Missouri 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 foreign national applying for a Missouri EIN.