For business owners in the state of Nevada, it is important to know the latest Nevada state minimum wage rate and the laws and regulations that come with it.

Likewise, employees in Nevada will also need to stay up-to-date on the Nevada min wage to make sure they are being paid fairly and their worker’s rights are being respected. Like many other states, the Nevada minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Did the Nevada Minimum Wage Go Up?

The graphic below highlights the Nevada minimum wage over the past several years. The minimum wage did go up in 2021 from $9.00 per hour (in 2020) to $9.75 in 2021.

Minimum Wage in Nevada

Nevada Minimum Wage 2021

Many people ask: What is the Nevada minimum wage in 2021? On January 1st, 2021, the Nevada minimum wage increased from $9.00 to $9.75 per hour. This is the second time Nevada has increased its state minimum wage since 2010!

The way that the minimum wage is calculated in most states is through the Consumer Price Index, which accounts for everything, from the cost of living to house prices. Depending on the percentage increase in the CPI, some states match the CPI rate with their minimum wage, while others will increase it by much more.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the specific labor laws in Nevada or need more information on overtime or wage disputes, head over to the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner website. Nevada, specifically, Henderson, was the fastest-growing large city in the U.S. from 1990-1998 and is widely recognized as a great place for business and some of the best known and most respected corporations have established major operations in Henderson.

Nevada Minimum Wage History

The table below provides the history of Nevada’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.

StateWageYear$ Wage Increase% Increase
Nevada Minimum Wage 2021$9.752021$0.758.3%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2020$9.002020$0.759%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2019$8.252019$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2018$8.252018$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2017$8.252017$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2016$8.252016$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2015$8.252015$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2014$8.252014$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2013$8.252013$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2012$8.252012$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2011$8.252011$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2010$8.252010$0.709.3%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2009$7.552009$0.7010.2%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2008$6.852008$0.7011.38%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2007$6.152007$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2006$6.152006$1.0019.41%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2005$5.152005$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2004$5.152004$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2003$5.152003$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2002$5.152002$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2001$5.152001$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 2000$5.152000$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1999$5.151999$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1998$5.151998$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1997$5.151997$0.9021.17%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1996$4.251996$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1995$4.251995$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1994$4.251994$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1993$4.251993$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1992$4.251992$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1991$4.251991$0.4511.84%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1990$3.801990$0.4513.43%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1989$3.351989$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1988$3.351988$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1987$3.351987$0.6021.81%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1986$2.751986$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1985$2.751985$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1984$2.751984$00%
Nevada Minimum Wage 1983$2.751983$00%