When you are doing business in the U.S., whether you’re a business or franchise owner, or if you are an employee working in Wyoming, it is crucial to understand and know the law and, subsequently, your rights when it comes to the minimum wage. Whether it is paying employees, or being paid yourself – let’s take a look at the minimum wage in Wyoming.
There’s so much you have to keep track of when knowing how much to legally pay workers, or be paid yourself, especially as some states have started to increase their minimum wage multiple times in a calendar year.
Every state has a specific minimum wage, most are measured via the consumer price index. However, there are still many states that use the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour as a measure of what workers can be paid at a minimum.
If you would like to see the history of the minimum wage in Wyoming over the past 10+ years, we have created a bar graph showing you the minimum wage each year and also a convenient PDF you can download. It is located at the bottom of this page.
Although the minimum wage in Wyoming is only $5.15 per hour, the majority of employees in the state will be covered by the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), meaning they will be paid a minimum of $7.25 p/hr (federal minimum wage) or higher.
Did the Wyoming Minimum Wage Go Up?
The graphic below highlights the Wyoming minimum wage over the past several years. The minimum wage did not go up and remains at $7.25 per hour in 2021.
Wyoming Minimum Wage 2021
The Wyoming minimum wage 2021 hasn’t increased from the previous year, in fact, it hasn’t increased since 2009 when the federal minimum wage last increased. Most employers will have to abide by the Wyoming minimum wage set for the state for all employees that they plan to pay minimum wage to.
So far there have been no talks of a Wyoming minimum wage increase in the future to surpass the federal wage of $7.25 per hour, and there have been no signs of an impending federal minimum wage increase either.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services enforces the minimum wage in Wyoming – $7.25 per hour. The Workforce Standards Division is responsible for the Workers Compensation Program as well as regulatory and compliance/enforcement. This includes Workers Compensation Claims and Employer Services, Workers Compensation Safety and Risk (WCSR) and Wyoming Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor Standards, and Employment Tax. Should you have any concerns, questions, or need clarity on the Wyoming minimum wage 2020 as an employer or employee, feel free to visit their website and make an inquiry.
The minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily, or monthly wage that businesses may legally pay to employees or workers. However, in some industries and age groups, employers may be able to pay their employees a lower Wyoming minimum wage in 2021 which is offset by tips or due to other circumstances as follows:
- Tipped employees must be paid a Wyoming minimum wage of $2.13 per hour if they earn over $30 in tips per month. However, they must earn enough money from tips to equal the minimum wage when added on to the wage of $2.13 per hour.
- Student-workers in full-time education can be paid a minimum of 85% of the minimum wage in Wyoming, this works out as $6.16 per hour.
- Wyoming has issued a “training wage” for those who are 20 years or under and are in their first 90 days of employment. This is equal to $4.25 per hour.
To find out more information regarding the US minimum wage by state, check out our page that has a table in alphabetical order of all 50 states, including historical state minimum wage rates from previous years.
Wyoming Minimum Wage History
The following table shows the Wyoming Minimum Wage History since 2009. It also includes the dollar increase and the percentage increase to the minimum wage in Wyoming for each year.
|State||Wage||Year||$ Wage Increase||% Increase|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2021||$7.25||2021||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2020||$7.25||2020||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2019||$7.25||2019||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2018||$7.25||2018||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2017||$7.25||2017||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2016||$7.25||2016||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2015||$7.25||2015||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2014||$7.25||2014||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2013||$7.25||2013||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2012||$7.25||2012||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2011||$7.25||2011||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2010||$7.25||2010||$0||0%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2009||$7.25||2009||$0.70||11%|
|Wyoming Minimum Wage 2008||$6.55||2008||$0||0%|
Wyoming minimum wage history for more than 10 years – downloadable PDF below
Wyoming Minimum Wage History – Downloadable PDF