State Minimum Hourly Wages 2022

Here is an overview of the minimum hourly wage rates by state.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but many states have introduced legislation that requires employers to pay their workers (sometimes far) above that federal standard, and there are states that have set no minimum wage requirements.

In these states, the federal minimum wage requirement counts, of course. Employees are entitled to make whichever of those minimum wages is highest.

State Minimum Wage Rates

State 2022
Alabama $7.25
Alaska $10.34
Arizona $12.80
Arkansas $11.00
California $15.00
Colorado $12.56
Connecticut $14.00
Delaware $10.50
District of Columbia $16.10
Florida $11.00 (from 9/30)
Georgia $7.25
Hawaii $10.10
Idaho $7.25
Illinois $12.00
Indiana $7.25
Iowa $7.25
Kansas $7.25
Kentucky $7.25
Louisiana $7.25
Maine $12.75
Maryland $12.50
Massachusetts $14.25
Michigan $9.87
Minnesota $10.33
Mississippi $7.25
Missouri $11.25
Montana $9.20
Nebraska $9.00
Nevada $9.50
New Hampshire $7.25
New Jersey $13.00
New Mexico $11.50
New York $13.20
North Carolina $7.25
North Dakota $7.25
Ohio $9.30
Oklahoma $7.25
Oregon $13.50
Pennsylvania $7.25
Puerto Rico $6.55
Rhode Island $12.25
South Carolina $7.25
South Dakota $9.95
Tennessee $7.25
Texas $7.25
Utah $7.25
Vermont $12.55
Virginia $11.00
Washington State $14.49
West Virginia $8.75
Wisconsin $7.25
Wyoming $7.25