Oklahoma State Minimum Wage

Author: Jason Coles

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This information has been created to help those doing business or planning on doing business in Oklahoma familiarize themselves with the Oklahoma minimum wage in 2023 (and previous years), including the laws and rules that apply to certain industries or employment situations.

In Oklahoma, many discussions have 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.

If you are a full-time worker on Oklahoma state minimum wage, your earnings could be as follows:

  • Weekly Minimum Wage: $290 (based on a 40-hour week).
  • Yearly Minimum Wage: $15,080 (based on being paid 52 weeks per year).

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 2023.

2023 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. For more in-depth information and updates, take a look at the Oklahoma Department of Labor website.

Also, you can view and download the Oklahoma minimum wage labor law poster for 2022-2023 here at no charge. Employers must display an official poster outlining the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), ensuring that accurate employee time and pay records are kept.

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.

StateWage$ Wage Increase% Increase
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2023$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2022$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage History$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2020$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2019$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2018$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2017$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2016$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2015$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2014$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2013$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2012$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2011$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2010$7.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2009$7.25$0.7011%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2008$6.55$0.7011.96%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2007$5.85$0.7013.59%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2006$5.15$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2005$5.15$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2004$5.15$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2003$5.15$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2002$5.15$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2001$5.15$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 2000$5.15$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1999$5.15$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1998$5.15$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1997$5.15$0.408.42%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1996$4.75$0.5011.76%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1995$4.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1994$4.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1993$4.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1992$4.25$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1991$4.25$0.4511.84%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1990$3.80$0.4513.43%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1989$3.35$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1988$3.35$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1987$3.35$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1986$3.35$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1985$3.35$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1984$3.35$00%
Oklahoma Minimum Wage 1983$3.35$00%

Oklahoma Minimum Wage Exemptions

In addition to the regular minimum wage rate, there are a few Oklahoma state minimum wage exemptions that typically depend on your age or employment situation. Below are the various minimum wage exemptions with some situational examples.

Oklahoma Student Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for student employees in Oklahoma is 85% of the Oklahoma state minimum wage, making their hourly pay $6.16 per hour in 2023.

This hourly rate is for any hours worked up to 20 hours per week. As a student employee, once you surpass 20 hours per week, you will be eligible to be paid the Oklahoma minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour.

Being a student can be financially challenging, leading many students to pick up part-time jobs to make extra money while studying. Despite a student minimum wage rate, many Oklahoma employers will not necessarily follow it and pay you equal to or more than the statewide minimum wage.

Many work-study programs are available at universities, which is a route many students go down. Still, coffee shop, cafe, bar, and restaurant jobs are commonly taken by students as they can work them into their class schedule.

Oklahoma Under 20 Minimum Wage

If you are under 20 years old in Oklahoma, federal law allows your employer to pay you as little as $4.25 per hour for your first 90 days of employment.

Once the 90-day period is over, you will be eligible to be paid the 2023 Oklahoma minimum wage of $7.25 per hour or potentially even more.

Fortunately for young workers, this is 90 calendar days and not 90 working days; therefore, it can be completed relatively quickly and within about three months.

Oklahoma Tipped Minimum Wage

If you are a tipped employee in Oklahoma (someone who receives regular tips as a part of their job) then you are eligible to be paid a minimum wage of $2.13 per hour, with a tip credit of $5.12 per hour, ensuring that you reach the statewide minimum wage regardless if you make enough hourly tips.

Oklahoma Overtime Minimum Wage

Once you work over 40 hours a week, you are eligible to be paid an overtime rate of 1.5 times your hourly wage for every hour you work past 40. So, the overtime minimum wage in Oklahoma is $10.88 per hour, 1.5 times the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

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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.