2019 Minimum Wage

2019 Minimum Wage

2019 Minimum Wage

2019 State-by-State Minimum Wage Increases

As usual, the State legislatures and various city councils had a busy year regulating the economy. Since 2009, the federal minimum wage has been $7.25. Our chart shows state-by-state the minimum wage that was for 2018 and the increase if any for 2019. Please note this chart only reflects state requirements and local or city requirements may vary.

State 2018 Minimum Wage 2019 Minimum Wage
Alabama $7.25 (Federal, no state minimum) $7.25 (Federal, no state minimum)
Alaska $9.84 $9.89
Arizona $10.50 $11.00 (Flagstaff’s rate differ)
Arkansas $8.50 $9.25
California State – Employers with 26 or more: $11.00

State – Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $10.50

State – Employers with 26 or more employees: $12.00

State—Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $11.00

Many cities differ from state minimum wage

Colorado $10.20 $11.10
Connecticut $10.10 $10.10
Delaware $8.25 $8.75
Washington D.C. $13.25 $14.00 Effective 7/1/19
Florida $8.25 $8.46
Georgia $7.25 (Georgia’s state minimum wage rate is $5.15. As the state’s minimum wage is lower than the federal minimum wage, the federal rate applies.) $7.25 (Georgia’s state minimum wage rate is $5.15. As the state’s minimum wage is lower than the federal minimum wage, the federal rate applies.)
Hawaii $10.10 $10.10
Idaho $7.25 $7.25
Illinois $8.25 $8.25 (Chicago’s and Cook County’s rate differ)
Indiana $7.25 $7.25
Iowa $7.25 $7.25
Kansas $7.25 $7.25
Kentucky $7.25 $7.25
Louisiana $7.25 $7.25
Maine $10.00 $11.00
Maryland $10.10 $10.10 (Montgomery County & Prince George’s County rate differ)
Massachusetts $11.00 $12.00
Michigan $9.25 $9.25
Minnesota State – Large Employers (500,000 or more in gross annual sales) $9.65

State – Small Employers $7.87

State – Large Employers ($500,000 or more in gross annual sales) increase $9.86

State – Small Employers increase to $8.04

Minneapolis rate differ

Mississippi $7.25 $7.25
Missouri $7.85 $8.60
Montana $8.30 $8.50
Nebraska $9.00 $9.00
Nevada $8.25

For employers who provide qualifying health benefits the current minimum wage is $7.25

$8.25

For employers who provide qualifying health benefits the current minimum wage is $7.25

New Hampshire $7.25 $7.25
New Jersey $8.60 $8.85
New Mexico $7.50 $7.50 Many city rates differ from the state minimum wage
New York NYC – Employers 11 or more $15.00

NYC – Employers 10 or fewer $13.50

Long Island & Westchester $12.00

Remainder of NY $11.00

NYC – Employers of 11 or more $15.00

NYC – Employers 10 or fewer $15.00

Long Island & Westchester $13.00

Remainder of NY $11.80

North Carolina $7.25 $7.25
North Dakota $7.25 $7.25
Ohio $8.30 $8.55
Oklahoma $7.25 $7.25
Oregon $12.00

Employers in Mid-Sized Cities – $10.75

Employers in “Frontier Counties” – $10.25

$12.00

Employers in Mid-Sized Cities – $10.75

Employers in “Frontier Counties” – $10.25

Pennsylvania $7.25 $7.25
Rhode Island $10.10 $10.50
South Carolina $7.25 $7.25
Tennessee $7.25 $7.25
Texas $7.25 $7.25
Utah $7.25 $7.25
Vermont $10.50 $10.78
Washington $11.50 $12.00 Many cities rates differ
West Virginia $8.75 $8.75
Wisconsin $7.25 $7.25
Wyoming $7.25 (Wyoming’s minimum wage rate is $5.15. As the states minimum wage is lower, the federal rate applies) $7.25 (Wyoming’s minimum wage rate is $5.15. As the states minimum wage is lower, the federal rate applies)
District of Columbia $13.25 $14.00 Effective 7/1/19

Legal Disclaimer: This document is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal information or advice. Transmission of documents or information through Big Fish Employer Services does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, you are encouraged to consult an attorney. Please also refer to the United States Department of Labor.

Last Updated: 12/31/18

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