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Montgomery County Minimum Wage Laws Montgomery County, Maryland Local Minimum Wage for 2019, 2020

While Maryland's state minimum wage is $11.00 per hour, Montgomery County has set its own, higher minimum wage rates that apply to employees of different classes of company who work Montgomery County.


51 or more employees. Workers 18 and under working under 20 hours per week are exempt. :

Past Minimum Wage
$13.00 / hour
Effective 7/1/2019
Current Minimum Wage
$14.00 / hour
Effective 7/1/2020
Comparison to State Wage
+$2.00 / hour

Less than 50 employees. Workers 18 and under working under 20 hours per week are exempt.:

Past Minimum Wage
$12.50 / hour
Effective 7/1/2019
Current Minimum Wage
$13.25 / hour
Effective 7/1/2020
Comparison to State Wage
+$1.50 / hour

Because Montgomery County has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by Maryland 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 Maryland and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Montgomery County. You can find more information about Maryland's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.

Montgomery County Minimum Wage Increase

Montgomery County recently increased their minimum wage from $12.50 to $13.25 per hour, which took effect on July 1st, 2020. The increase raised Montgomery County's minimum wage by $0.75 per hour.

Montgomery County Minimum Wage Rates 2020 Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in Maryland

In addition to Montgomery County, there are other localities in Maryland that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other Maryland localities with established minimum wage laws.

Locality Applies To Minimum Wage Comparison to State
Prince George's County All employees $11.50 +$0.50

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