List of minimum wage rates for every state for 2020 List of Minimum Wage Rates by State 2020

The minimum wage, the lowest hourly amount that an employee may be paid for their labor, is determined by both state and Federal labor laws in the United States. Under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, states and localities are permitted to set their own minimum wage rates, which will take precedence over the Federal minimum wage rate if they are higher.

In states that do not set a minimum wage rate, or have an antiquated minimum wage rate that is less than the rate set by the Federal government, the Federal minimum wage rate will take precedence and apply to all employees within that state.

The table below lists the current prevailing 2020 minimum wage rates for every state in the United States. Click any state for details about the minimum wage, exemptions, and other state labor laws. You can find a list of highest and lowest minimum wage rates here.

2020 minimum wage by state 2020 Minimum Wage Rates By State

State Name Minimum Wage Rate Department Name Rate Adjusted Yearly
Alaska $10.19 / hour Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Arizona $12.00 / hour Industrial Commission of Arizona
Arkansas $10.00 / hour Arkansas Department of Labor
California $13.00 / hour California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Office of the Labor Commissioner
Colorado $12.00 / hour Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Connecticut $11.00 / hour Connecticut Department of Labor
Delaware $9.25 / hour Delaware Department of Labor
Florida $8.56 / hour Florida Division of Workforce Services
Illinois $9.25 / hour Illinois Department of Labor
Maine $12.00 / hour Maine Department of Labor
Maryland $11.00 / hour Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Massachusetts $12.75 / hour Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development
Michigan $9.65 / hour Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
Minnesota $10.00 / hour Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Missouri $9.45 / hour Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission
New Jersey $11.00 / hour New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
New Mexico $9.00 / hour New Mexico Department of Work Force Solutions
New York $11.80 / hour New York Department of Labor
Ohio $8.70 / hour Ohio Department of Commerce
South Dakota $9.30 / hour South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
Vermont $10.96 / hour Vermont Department of Labor
Washington $13.50 / hour Washington Department of Labor and Industries

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