Prince George's County Minimum Wage Laws Prince George's County, Maryland Local Minimum Wage for 2021, 2022

While Maryland's state minimum wage is $12.50 per hour, Prince George's County has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within Prince George's County. A minimum wage increase is currently scheduled in Prince George's County, but until the effective date of TBD the state minimum wage rate of $12.50 will apply.

Current Minimum Wage
$11.75 / hour
Effective 1/1/2021
Future Increase
Comparison to State Wage
-$0.75 / hour

Because Prince George's 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 Prince George's County. You can find more information about Maryland's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.

Prince George's County Minimum Wage Rates 2022 Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in Maryland

In addition to Prince George's 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
Montgomery County 10 or less employees $13.50 +$1.00
  11-50 employees $14.00 +$1.50
  51 or more employees. Workers 18 and under working under 20 hours per week are exempt. $15.00 +$2.50

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