Polk County, Iowa Local Minimum Wage for 2018, 2019
While Iowa's state minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, Polk County has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within Polk County. A minimum wage increase is currently scheduled in Polk County, but until the effective date of 0 the state minimum wage rate of $7.25 will apply.
Struck down by the state on March 30, 2017:
Because Polk County has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by Iowa or the Federal government, the higher local minimum wage rate takes precedence and must be paid to all employees covered by the local minimum wage regulation.
Keep in mind that Iowa and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Polk County. You can find more information about Iowa's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.
Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in Iowa
In addition to Polk County, there are other localities in Iowa that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other Iowa localities with established minimum wage laws.
|Locality||Applies To||Minimum Wage||Comparison to State|
|Johnson County||Struck down by the state on March 30, 2017||$0.00||-$7.25|