Saint Paul, Minnesota Local Minimum Wage for 2021, 2022
While Minnesota's state minimum wage is $10.33 per hour, Saint Paul has set its own, higher minimum wage rates that apply to employees of different classes of company who work Saint Paul.
Large businesses 101-10,000 total employees:
Macro businesses 10,001 or more employees:
Micro businesses 5 or fewer employees:
Small businesses 6-100 total employees:
Because Saint Paul has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by Minnesota 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 Minnesota and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Saint Paul. You can find more information about Minnesota's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.
Saint Paul Minimum Wage Increase
Saint Paul has a scheduled increase to the minimum wage from $12.00 to $13.00 per hour, which will take effect on July 1st, 2023. The increase will raise Saint Paul's minimum wage by $1.00 per hour.
Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in Minnesota
In addition to Saint Paul, there are other localities in Minnesota that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other Minnesota localities with established minimum wage laws.
|Locality||Applies To||Minimum Wage||Comparison to State|
|Minneapolis||100 or fewer workers||$13.50||+$3.17|
|more than 100 employees||$15.00||+$4.67|