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January 2015 Minimum Wage for each State

January 2015 Minimum Wage for each State



The following state minimum wage rates will be in effect in January, 2015
(Listed in order from highest to lowest)


$9.47
Washington




$9.25
Oregon




$9.15
Connecticut
Vermont




$9.00
California
Massachusetts
Rhode Island




$8.75
New York




$8.50
South Dakota




$8.38
New Jersey




$8.25
Illinois




$8.23
Colorado




$8.15
Michigan




$8.10
Ohio




$8.05
Arizona
Florida
Montana




$8.00
Maryland
Minnesota
Nebraska
West Virginia




$7.75
Alaska
Delaware
Hawaii




$7.65
Missouri




$7.50
Arkansas
Maine
New Mexico




The remaining states are bound by the federal minimum wage of $7.25 – either because they have no state minimum wage, or they have a state minimum wage that is at or below the federal minimum wage.

Alabama
Georgia
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
Nevada ($8.25 for employees who do not receive qualifying health benefits)
New Hampshire
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


Note: These are the rates in effect for January 2015. Several states have scheduled minimum wage increases to go into effect on later dates. Several municipalities also have future scheduled rate increases, and some municipalities have minimum wage rates higher than their respective state minimum wage rates in effect for January 2015, including:


San Francisco, CA: $11.05
San Jose, CA: $10.30
San Diego, CA: $9.75
District of Columbia: $9.50
Albuquerque, NM: $8.75


See on blue-route.org


Author: 
Jerry Wyant
Date: 
2014-12-19
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