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2015 Minimum Wage Rates

The minimum wage rate is the lowest hourly amount that can be paid to employees.

In some states, the minimum wage varies from one location to another. For instance, San Francisco’s minimum wage is higher than the state’s hourly rate. As well, some states have scheduled increases in the minimum wage throughout the year. In Maryland, for example, the minimum wage for 2015 is $8.00, but will rise to $8.25 in July of 2015.

Federal Minimum Wage

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, however some states have a higherminimum wage rate. When the state minimum wage rate is higher than the federal rate, workers are paid the higher amount.

Please note that some employees are exempt from minimum wage requirements and others can be paid at a lower rate than minimum wage.

Minimum Wage Rates for 2015 Listed by State

The following is a list of minimum wage rates for each state for 2015 announced, to date. The list also includes scheduled increases for future years.

Alabama: $7.25
Alaska: $8.75 effective February 24, 2015 ($9.75 effective January 1, 2016)
Arizona: $8.05 (tipped workers $5.05)
Arkansas: $7.50 ($8.00 effective January 1, 2016, $8.50 effective January 1, 2017)
California: $9.00 ($10.00 on January 1, 2016)
  – Oakland $12.25 effective 3/2/15
Richmond: $9.60 (increase to $11.52 in 2016, $12.30 in 2017, and $13 in 2018, with exceptions based on employer)
– San Diego: $9.75 (increase to $10.50, January 1, 2016, $11.50 January 1, 2017)
San Francisco: $11.05 ($12.25 effective May 2015, $13.00  effective July 2016, $14.00 effective July 2017,  $15.00 effective July 2018)
– San Jose: $10.30
Colorado: $8.23 (tipped workers $5.21)
Connecticut: $9.15 ($9.60 January 1, 2016, $10.10, January 1, 2017)
Delaware: $8.25
District of Columbia: $10.50 on July 1, 2015 ($11.50 in 2016)
Florida: $8.05 (tipped workers $5.03)
Georgia: $7.25

H – M

Hawaii: $7.75 ($8.50 in 2016, $9.25 in 2017, $10.10 in 2018)
Idaho: $7.25
Illinois: $8.25
– Chicago ($10.00 July 2015, $10.50 July 1, 2016, $11.00 July 2017, $12.00 July 2018, $13.00 July 2019)
Indiana: $7.25
Iowa: $7.25 ($10.10 by 2016)
Kansas: $7.25
Kentucky: $7.25
– Louisville $7.25 ($7.75 July 2015, $8.25 July 2016, $9.00 July 2017)
Louisiana: $7.25
Maine: $7.50
Maryland: $8.00 ($8.25 July 1, 2015, $8.75 July 2016, $9.25 July 2017,  $10.10 July 2018)
Massachusetts: $9.00 ($10.10 on January 1, 2016, $11.00 on January 1, 2017)
Michigan: $8.15 ($8.50 in January 2016, then annual increases to $9.25 per hour by 2018)
Minnesota: $8.00 (Effective August 1, 2015, large employers are required to pay workers $9.00/hour and small employers $7.25, $9.50 in August 2016, with similar exceptions based on worker age and company size)
Missouri: $7.65
Mississippi: $7.25
Montana: $8.05

N – S

Nebraska: $8.00 ($9.00 effective January 1, 2016)
New Hampshire: $7.25
New Jersey: $8.38
New Mexico: $7.50
– Albuquerque: $8.75 ($7.75 with benefits)
Nevada: $7.25 for employees who receive qualifying health benefits, $8.25 for employees who do not receive qualifying health benefits.
New York: $8.75 ($9.00 effective December 31, 2015) (Tipped workers $7.50 effective December 31, 2015)
North Carolina: $7.25
North Dakota: $7.25
Ohio: $8.10
Oklahoma: $7.25
Oregon: $9.25
Pennsylvania: $7.25
Puerto Rico: $7.25
Rhode Island: $9.00
South Carolina: $7.25
South Dakota: $8.50

T – Z

Tennessee: $7.25
Texas: $7.25
Utah: $7.25
Virginia: $7.25
Vermont: $9.15 ($9.60: 2016, $10: 2017, $10.50: 2018)
Washington: $9.47
– Seattle: $10.00 or $11.00 effective 4/1/15 ($15 over 7 years, depending on employer size)
West Virginia: $8.00 ($8.75: 2016)
Wisconsin: $7.25
Wyoming: $7.25

Read More: Federal and State Minimum Wage | Exceptions to Minimum Wage

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