In Mississippi, the minimum wage is $11.15 per hour for employees working in private businesses. This is $3.90 above the federal minimum rate of $7.25.
Missouri’s minimum wage regulations do not apply to public employers, and not all workers are entitled to this minimum hourly rate. There are several groups of employees that hold exempt status.
Retail or service business employers whose annual gross earnings are less than $500k don’t have to pay their employees the state minimum hourly rate.
Tipped workers in restaurants and bars and tipped service workers may be paid half of Missouri’s minimum hourly wage (so $5.58), but their overall hourly earnings, including tips, must be at least at the state’s minimum requirements or the employer must pay the difference.
Missouri exempts most farm, seasonal, and agricultural workers also from the state’s minimum wage requirements.
Full-time students working part-time (20 hours a week max) in a work-learn program at a university may be paid 85 percent of Missouri’s minimum hourly wage, so $9.48 an hour.
New employees under the age of 20 can be paid a sort of “training wage” of only $4.25, but only during the initial 90 days on a new job.
Missouri Paycheck Calculator
This free Missouri Paycheck Calculator translates your hourly wage instantly to weekly, monthly, and annual earnings.
How to use the Missouri paycheck calculator
- First, enter your hourly wage.
- Second, enter your weekly work hours.
- Then the paycheck calculator converts your hourly wage into earnings per year, month, or week.
How does this Missouri paycheck calculator work?
Most employees will have no problem understanding their earnings and paychecks. If they have periodical wages, like per month or week, that is a relatively simple process. They receive a paycheck at the end of their salary period and their tax forms by the end of the year.
For workers who get paid by the hour, however, things are different. Learning how hourly wages relate to weekly or monthly earnings is a bit more complicated. That’s why we developed this paycheck calculator that helps you determine how your hourly wage translates to a weekly, monthly, or annual income.
Let’s see how it works. You only need to enter your hourly wage and how many hours you work in a week. The paycheck calculator instantly displays how that hourly wage relates to weekly, monthly, and annual earnings.
|Annual wage||= hourly wage times
40 hours times 52 weeks
|Monthly wage||= annual wage divided by 12 months|
|Weekly wage||= hourly wage times 40 hours|
These results are generated by multiplying your base hourly salary by the number of hours, weeks, or months you work yearly, assuming that you’re working 40 hours per week.
Minimum Wage in Missouri
So the Missouri minimum hourly wage rate is $11.25, which translates to $89.20 per day, $446.00 per week (at 40 work hours), $1932.67 per month, and $23,192.00 per year.
Not all Missouri workers are entitled to the state’s minimum hourly wage rate. Several categories are exempt from this regulation. Missouri’s minimum rate doesn’t, for example, apply to tipped restaurant and service workers, some full-time college and high school students, and more groups.
Missouri minimum wage exemptions
The following is not a complete overview of groups that are exempt from Missouri’s minimum hourly pay ($11.15), but it includes the main categories.
- Missouri employers may pay their tipped employees $5.58 per hour. In case the worker’s combined hourly wage (including tips) is not at the state’s minimum pay level ($11.15), the employer must pay the difference.
- Full-time enrolled students partaking in a work-learn program at a university for up to 20 hours a week can be paid 85% of Missouri’s minimum wage, so $9.48 an hour.
- Most agricultural and farm workers are exempt from Missouri’s minimum hourly pay requirements.
- Workers in a new job younger than 20 years of age may receive a “trainee wage” of just $4.25 an hour for the initial 90 days of employment.
- Some retail and service employees are exempt from Missouri’s minimum wage regulations. This applies to retail or service businesses grossing less than $500k a year.
All Missouri employers subject to the minimum wage law must display a poster in a visible place to inform their workers about Missouri’s minimum wage law and regulations and their rights. Missouri’s Division of Labor Standards designed an informative poster for the convenience of the employers, which is also available in Spanish.
Missouri overtime wage
In Missouri, employers are required to adhere to the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations meaning employees are entitled to 1.5. times their regular hourly pay (so $16.72 or more) for worked hours above 40 in a workweek. Overtime hours are registered by the week, not by the day.
The Missouri overtime wage regulations do not apply to all workers. Overtime exemptions include, for example, white-collar employees, some domestic workers, seasonal day camp workers, handicapped employees in sheltered workshops, commissioned salespeople, and some service and retail workers. In Missouri, workers exempted from the state’s minimum wage laws also hold exempt status regarding overtime laws.
What is work time?
Work time includes those hours in which workers perform duties and/or tasks for employers. Work time is considered those hours that employees receive pay or should get paid for activities controlled and/or initiated by employers and from which employers benefit.
In general, commute time from home to the workplace and vice versa is not regarded as work time. Time spent on travel as part of a job during regular work hours is regarded as work time, and workers are entitled to get paid for these travel hours.
Please note that this post doesn’t contain legal advice. If you have any questions about Missouri’s minimum wage policies or minimum wage compliance, consult a tax professional or a tax attorney.