Nevada Minimum Wage for 2016, 2017
Nevada's state minimum wage rate is $8.25 per hour. This is greater than the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25. You are entitled to be paid the higher state minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to most employees in Nevada, with limited exceptions including tipped employees, some student workers, and other exempt occupations.†
The Nevada minimum wage was last changed in 2008, when it was raised $1.40 from $6.85 to $8.25. Nevada's minimum wage rate is linked to a Customer Price Index, which is intended to raise the rate along with inflation. The current minimum wage rate is re-evaluated yearly based on these values.
Nevada's current minimum wage is $8.25 per hour. Nevada's minimum wage can be reduced to $7.25 per hour for employees who are provided a qualifying health plan by their employer. Nevada's minimum wage can be adjusted yearly based on inflation (effective each July), and was raised to $8.25 in 2010.
Nevada allows disabled workers to be paid under the minimum wage in certain circumstances. In some cases, Minors and workers under 20 may be paid a "training wage" lower then the Nevada minimum wage.
Nevada employers may not pay you under $8.25 per hour unless you or your occupation are specifically exempt from the minimum wage under state or federal law.
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All Nevada employers must display an approved Nevada minimum wage poster in a prominent place to inform employees about the minimum wage and their worker's rights under Nevada labor law.
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Nevada Minimum Wage & Labor Law Posters
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Nevada labor law requires all employers in Nevada to visibly display an approved Nevada minimum wage poster, and other Nevada and federal labor law posters, to ensure that all employees are aware of federal and Nevada labor law and overtime regulations. Failure to display a Nevada labor law poster in the workplace can result in severe fines.
The Nevada minimum wage poster, and additional required Nevada labor law posters, are also available on the Nevada labor law posters download page.
Nevada Overtime Minimum Wage
All workers who put in over 40 weekly hours are entitled to a minimum wage of at least 1.5 times the regular applicable minimum wage (learn more about Nevada overtime pay). Some states require workers who work over a certain number of daily hours to be eligible for this overtime rate as well (Nevada law does specify a daily overtime limit).
The FLSA guarantees all NV employees adequate overtime compensation for all qualifying overtime hours worked. If your employer does not pay adequate overtime wages, you can file an unpaid overtime claim with the Nevada Department of Labor.
Nevada Minimum Wage Exemptions
In addition to any Nevada-specific minimum wage exemptions described above, the Federal Fair Labor Standards act defines special minimum wage rates applicable to certain types of workers. You may be paid under the Nevada minimum wage if you fit into one of the following categories:
- Nevada Under 20 Minimum Wage - $4.25 - Federal law allows any employer in Nevada to pay a new employee who is under 20 years of age a training wage of $4.25 per hour for the first 90 days of employment.
- Nevada Tipped Minimum Wage - See Here - Employees who earn a certain amount of tips every month may be paid a lower cash minimum wage, but must earn at least $8.25 including tips every hour. For more details, read about the Nevada tipped minimum wage.
Frequently Asked Questions - Nevada Minimum Wage & Labor Law
- What is the Nevada minimum wage?
The current Nevada minimum wage of $8.25 per hour is the lowest amount a non-exempt employee in Nevada can legally be paid for hourly work. Special minimum wage rates, such as the "Nevada waitress minimum wage" for tipped employees, may apply to certain workers.
- How much will I earn working a minimum wage jobin Nevada?
A full time minimum wage worker in Nevada working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, will earn $66.00 per day, $330.00 per week, and $17,160.00 per year1. The national poverty line for a family unit consisting of two people is $16,020.00 per year.
- What is the Nevada under 18 minimum wage?
Nevada employers may pay 18 year olds and minors the youth minimum wage of $4.25 for the first 90 days of employment. Other labor law exemptions for minors in Nevada may exist.
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1 These earnings estimates do not account for the Nevada income tax , federal income tax, or local/municipal income taxes.
2 Poverty line for a family of two in the lower 48 published 2016 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services