This information has been created to help those doing business or planning on doing business in Oklahoma to familiarize themselves with the Oklahoma minimum wage in 2021 (and previous years), including the laws and rules that apply to certain industries or businesses of a certain size.

In Oklahoma, there has been a lot of discussions centered around a potential increase to the Oklahoma minimum wage. Oklahoma is one of a certain group of states that currently follows the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour. The federal minimum wage is the national wage for states that have not set a higher minimum wage.

Did the Oklahoma Minimum Wage Go Up?

The graphic below highlights the Oklahoma minimum wage over the past several years. The minimum wage did not go up and remains at $7.25 per hour in 2021.

Minimum wage in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2021

2021 has seen no increase to the Oklahoma minimum wage, it remains at $7.25 per hour and will most likely not increase for the foreseeable future. The last time Oklahoma’s minimum wage increased was back in 2008.

Although the OK min wage is $7.25, there are some exceptions to the rule, depending on the type of business and employee works for. Here are those exceptions:

  • Tipped workers are eligible to be paid a minimum of $2.13 per hour. However, the tips must make up the rest of their wage, equaling a minimum of $7.25 per hour.
  • Employees that are 20 years old or younger can be paid a training wage of $4.25 for the first 90 days of employment.
  • Part-time workers who are in full-time education can be paid a minimum of $6.16 per hour.

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For more in-depth information and updates, take a look at the Oklahoma Department of Labor website.

To find out more information regarding the US minimum wage by state, check out our page that has a table in alphabetical order of all 50 states, and also covers the historical minimum wage for the past several years for all U.S. states.

Oklahoma Minimum Wage History

The table below provides the history of Oklahoma’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
Oklahoma Minimum Wage History$7.252021$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2020$7.252020$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2019$7.252019$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2018$7.252018$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2017$7.252017$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2016$7.252016$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2015$7.252015$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2014$7.252014$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2013$7.252013$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2012$7.252012$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2011$7.252011$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2010$7.252010$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2009$7.252009$0.7011%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2008$6.552008$0.7011.96%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2007$5.852007$0.7013.59%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2006$5.152006$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2005$5.152005$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2004$5.152004$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2003$5.152003$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2002$5.152002$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2001$5.152001$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2000$5.152000$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1999$5.151999$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1998$5.151998$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1997$5.151997$0.408.42%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1996$4.751996$0.5011.76%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1995$4.251995$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1994$4.251994$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1993$4.251993$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1992$4.251992$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1991$4.251991$0.4511.84%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1990$3.801990$0.4513.43%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1989$3.351989$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1988$3.351988$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1987$3.351987$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1986$3.351986$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1985$3.351985$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1984$3.351984$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1983$3.351983$00%