U.S. Minimum wages by State

The table below shows the state and U.S territory minimum wages as of April 2015 as well as future enacted increases.  Currently, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and was effective July 24, 2009.

StateMinimum WageFuture Enacted Increases
AlabamaNone
Alaska$8.75$9.75 effective 1/1/2016. Indexed annual increases begin Jan. 1, 2017. (2014 ballot measure)
American SamoaVaries
Arizona$8.05Rate increased annually based on cost of living. (Ballot measure 2006)
Arkansas$7.50$8.00 effective 1/1/2016. $8.50 effective 1/1/2017.
California$9.00$10.00 effective 1/1/2016.
Colorado$8.23Rate increased or decreased annually based on cost of living (Constitutional amendment 2006)
Connecticut$9.15$9.60 effective 1/1/2016. $10.10 effective 1/1/2017.
Delaware$7.75$8.25 effective 6/1/2015.
D.C$9.50$10.50 effective 7/1/2015. $11.50 effective 7/1/2016. Indexed increases begin July 1, 2017 (2014 legislation)
Florida$8.05Annual increase based cost of living. (Constitutional amendment 2004)
Georgia$5.15
Guam$7.25
Hawaii$7.75$8.50 effective 1/1/2016. $9.25 effective 1/1/2017. $10.10 effective 1/1/2018.
Idaho$7.25
Illinois$8.25
Indiana$7.25
Iowa$7.25
Kansas$7.25
Kentucky$7.25
LouisianaNone
Maine$7.50
Maryland$8.00$8.25 effective 7/1/2015. $8.75 effective 7/1/2016. $9.25 effective 7/1/2017. $10.10 effective 7/1/2018.
Massachusetts$9.00$10.00 effective 1/1/2016. $11.00 effective 1/1/2017.
Michigan$8.15$8.50 effective 1/1/2016. $8.90 effective 1/1/2017. $9.25 effective 1/1/2018. Annual increases take effect Jan. 1, 2019, linked to the CPI. Increases not to exceed 3.5%. (2014 Legislation).
Minnesota$8.00Large Employers: $9.00 effective 8/1/2015. $9.50 effective 8/1/2016. Small Employers: $7.25 effective 8/1/2015. $7.75 effective 8/1/2016. Indexed annual increases begin Jan. 1, 2018. (2014 legislation).
MississippiNone
Missouri$7.65Minimum wage increased or decreased by cost of living starting Jan. 1, 2008. (2006 ballot measure).
Montana$8.05Increases done annually based on the CPI and effective Jan. 1 of the following year. (2006 ballot measure).
Nebraska$8.00$9.00 effective 1/1/2016.
Nevada$8.25Increases subject to the federal minimum wage and consumer price index. Increases take effect July 1. (Constitutional amendment 2004/2006).
New Hampshirerepealed by HB 133 (2011)
New Jersey$8.38Indexed annual increases based on the CPI, effective Jan. 1, 2014. (Constitutional Amendment 2013).
New Mexico$7.50
New York$8.75$9.00 effective 12/31/2015.
North Carolina$7.25
North Dakota$7.25
Ohio$8.10Indexed annual increases based on the CPI. (Constitutional amendment 2006).
Oklahoma$7.25
Oregon$9.25Indexed annual increases based on the CPI, rounded to the nearest five cents. (ballot measure 2002).
Pennsylvania$7.25
Puerto Rico$7.25
Rhode Island$9.00
South Carolinanone
South Dakota$8.50Annual indexed increases begin Jan. 1, 2016. (2014 ballot measure.).
TennesseeNone
Texas$7.25
Utah$7.25
Vermont$9.15$9.60 effective 1/1/2016. $10.00 effective 1/1/2017. $10.50 effective 1/1/2018. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, minimum wage increased annually by 5% or the CPI, whichever is smaller; it cannot decrease. Note: Vermont started indexing in 2007. (2014 legislation).
Virgin Islands$7.25
Virginia$7.25
Washington$9.47Annual indexed increases began Jan. 1, 2001. (ballot measure 1998).
West Virginia$8.00$8.75 effective 12/31/2015.
Wisconsin$7.25
Wyoming$5.15

SOURCE: http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-minimum-wage-chart.aspx

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