Minimum Wage

Current Minimum Wage

The current minimum wage for eligible workers is $5.15 per hour under U.S. Federal law (at this writing).

The current minimum wage for eligible workers who are under 20 years of age, is $4.25 an hour for the first 90 consecutive days of employment. This minimum wage increases to $5.15 per hour after the first 90 consecutive days of employment or if workers turn 20 within that period, whichever occurs first.

The current minimum wage is $2.13 an hour for eligible workers who receive tips, under certain conditions. But if workers' tips plus this minimum wage don't equal at least $5.15 per hour, then employers must make up the difference.

Other exceptions to the Federal minimum wage might apply. Additionally, your state's minimum wage law might be more generous. More about Federal and state minimum wage laws is on page 3.

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