Skip to main content
All CollectionsPayroll Compliance and Taxes
List of State's Minimum Wages
List of State's Minimum Wages

A list of the 2024 minimum wage for each state and some municipalities.

Jeffrey Mo avatar
Written by Jeffrey Mo
Updated over a week ago

The Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) establishes the federal minimum wage that employers must pay to their employees.

Several states have their own minimum wage laws in place that are different from the rate set by the FLSA. In such cases where an employee is subject to local, state, and federal minimum wage laws, it's important to note that the employee is entitled to receive the higher minimum wage.

By adhering to both federal and state minimum wage laws, you can ensure that employees are compensated appropriately and that your business remains in compliance with the law.

In 2009, the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25.

Below is a list of the 2024 minimum wage for each state and some localities that require employers to pay at a higher rate than the state. We included contact details to find out more information about each state’s minimum wage.


Minimum Wage




Phone: 334-242-8990


Phone: 907-465-2700


Phone: 602-542-4661


Phone: 501-682-4500


  • Alameda: $17.00

  • Berkeley: $18.67

  • Emeryville: $19.36

  • Fremont: $17.30

  • City of Los Angeles: $17.28

  • Malibu: $17.27

  • Milpitas: $17.70

  • Pasadena: $17.50

  • San Francisco: $18.67

  • Santa Monica: $17.27

Phone: 833-526-4636


Denver: $18.29

Phone: 303-318-8441


Phone: 860-263-6000


Phone: 302-761-8176


The minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase to $10 per hour.

  • However, if an employee’s hourly tip earnings (averaged weekly) added to the base minimum wage do not equal the District’s full minimum wage, the employer must pay the difference.

FYI: The District of Columbia bans non-compete agreements and policies for employees. As of January 1, 2024, the restriction on non-compete clauses applies to employees earning $154,200 or less and to medical specialists earning $257,000 or less.

Phone: 202-671-1900 (DOES) & 202-727-4559 (DCOHR)


Phone: 850-245-7105


Phone: 404-232-3000


Phone: 808-586-8844


Phone: 208-332-3570



  • Employers with 4+ employees: $16.20

  • The minimum hourly base wage for tipped employees will increase to $11.02—this is the first rate increase that’s part of the gradual phase-out of the tip credit, which will be eliminated in 2028.

Cook County

  • All employers (regardless of size) pay $14.05 per hour

  • The minimum hourly base wage for tipped employees will remain at $8.40.

Phone: 312-793-2800


Phone: 317-232-2655


Phone: 515-242-5870


Phone: 785-296-5000


Phone: 502-564-3534


Phone: 225-342-3111


Phone: 207-623-7900



$13.25 - Applicable to employers with 15 or more employees

$12.80 - Applicable to employers with fewer than 15 employees

Montgomery County:

  • Employers with 1–10 employees: $15.00

  • Employers with 11–50 employees: $15.50

    • 11 or more employees and the employer is tax exempt under § 501(c)(3): $15.50

    • 11 or more employees and the employer provides home health services or home or community-based services (as defined by federal law) and receives at least 75% of gross revenues through Medicaid: $15.50

  • Employers with 51 or more employees: $17.15

  • The minimum base wage for tipped employees remains $4 per hour.

Howard County:

$15.00 - 15 or more employees ($16.00 on 1/1/25)

$15.00 - Less than 15 employees ($15.50 1/1/26; $16.00 7/1/26)

Phone: 410-230-6020


Phone: 617-626-7100


Phone: 517-284-7800



$10.85- Large employer (enterprise with annual revenues of $500,000 or more)

$8.85 - Small employer (enterprise with annual revenues of less than $500,000)

Employees under 18 years old may be paid $8.85 per hour.

Phone: 651-284-5005


Phone: 601-321-6000


Kansas City encourages employers to pay a living wage rate that is higher than the state minimum wage.

Phone: 573-751-4091


Phone: 406-444-2840


Phone: 402-471-2275


Employees in Nevada that earn one and one-half times the minimum wage ($18 per hour) or more are eligible for overtime at one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for over 40 hours of work in a week.

Phone: 702-486-2650


Phone: 603-271-3176



$13.73 - for seasonal and small employers who employ fewer than 6 people.

Phone: 609-292-1704


Phone: 505-841-8405


Phone: 518-457-9000


Phone: 800-625-2267


Phone: 701-328-2660



$10.10 - Employers with annual gross receipts of $372,000 or more

$7.25 - Employers with annual gross receipts under $372,000

Phone: 614-728-1949


Phone: 405-521-6100


Portland Metro Area: $15.45

Non-Urban counties: $13.20

Increases to the minimum wage are based on inflation and are effective July 1st.

Phone: 971-245-3844


Phone: 717-787-5279


Phone: 401-462-8550


Phone: 803-896-4300


Phone: 605-773-3101


Phone: 844-224-5818


Phone: 800-628-5115


Phone: 801-530-6800


Phone: 802-828-4000


Phone: 804-371-2327


Large employers (atleast 501 employees) $19.97

Small employers (up to 500 employees)

$19.97 - Employer DOES NOT pay $2.72 towards medical benefits.

$17.25 - Employer DOES pay $2.72 towards medical benefits.

SeaTac: $19.71

Phone: 360-902-5800


Phone: 304-558-7890


Phone: 608-266-3131


Phone: 307-777-8650

The table does not include minimum wages for tipped employees. Please check with the state to determine the minimum wage for tipped employees.

Please note: The information above is provided for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. For specific legal guidance regarding minimum wage laws and compliance, we recommend consulting with a qualified attorney or legal professional. While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, laws and regulations can change, and the interpretation of these laws may vary. Therefore, it is important to independently verify any information provided and to stay informed about the latest legal developments in your jurisdiction.

Update minimum wage rates

We understand that managing employee minimum wage rates is a critical aspect of the payroll process. To streamline and simplify this task so that you can import new rates for multiple employees at once. We suggest using the steps listed below to effortlessly and accurately implement changes to minimum wage rates across your workforce.

  1. Create a custom report showing employees, rates, and their work state. Check out How to Create a Custom Report for more details.

    1. Filter the report by the following:

    2. State with the minimum wage increase.

    3. Rates that are below the new minimum wage.

  2. Run the report and replace all amounts with the new minimum wage rate and the effective date of the increase.

  3. Import the new file using the data exchange mapping found in How to Import Data into Fingercheck.

Thank you for using Fingercheck. If you have any questions, please use the chat option below, or you can reach out to our team at 1-800-610-9501.

Did this answer your question?