Minimum Wage Rates for 2014

Federal and State Minimum Wage Rates for 2014 and Scheduled 2015 Increases

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2014 Minimum Wage Rates

The federal minimum wage remained at $7.25 per hour in 2014. However, the minimum wage increased in many states and some cities on January 1, 2015. Here's a list of minimum wage rates for 2015.

US Federal Minimum Wage

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, however some states have a higher minimum 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 2014 Listed by State

Here is information on the federal minimum wage and a list of the minimum wage rates and scheduled increases for each state for 2014.

A - G

Alabama: $7.25
Alaska: $7.75 ($8.75 effective February 24, 2015, $9.75 effective January 1, 2016)
Arizona: $7.90 ($8.05 effective January 1, 2015)
Arkansas: $7.25 ($7.50 effective January 1, 2015, $8.00 effective January 1, 2016, $8.50 effective January 1, 2017)
California: $9.00 - effective July 1, 2014 ($10.00 on January 1, 2016)
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Richmond: (increase to $9.60 on January 1 2015, $11.52 in 2016, $12.30 in 2017, and $13 in 2018, with exceptions based on employer)
 - San Diego (increase to $9.75 on January 1, 2015, $10.50, January 1, 2016, $11.50 January 1, 2017)
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San Francisco: $10.74 ($11.05 effective January 1, 2015, $12.25 effective May 2015, 13.00  effective July 2016, $14.00 effective July 2017,  $15.00 effective July 2018)
  - San Jose: $10.15 ($10.30, effective January 1, 2015)
Colorado: $8.00 ($8.23 effective January 1, 2015)
Connecticut: $9.15 ($9.60 January 1, 2016, $10.10, January 1, 2017)
Delaware: $7.75 ($8.25 effective June 1, 2015)
District of Columbia: $9.50 - effective July 1, 2014 ($10.50: July 1, 2015, $11.50: July 1, 2016)
Florida: $7.93 ($8.05 effective January 1, 2015)
Georgia: $7.25

H - M

Hawaii: $7.25 (January 1 increases: 2015:  $7.75, 2016: $8.50 2017: $9.25, 2018: $10.10)
Idaho: $7.25
Illinois: $8.25
- Chicago ($10.00 July 2015, $10.50 July 2016, $11.00 July 2017, $12.00 July 2018, $13.00 July 2019)
Indiana: $7.25
Iowa: $7.25
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: $7.25 ($8.00 on January 1, 2015, $8.25 July 1, 2015, $8.75 July 2016, $9.25 July 2017,  $10.10 July 2018)
Massachusetts: $8.00 ($9.00 per hour on January 1, 2015, $10.00 on January 1, 2016, $11.00 on January 1, 2017)
Michigan: $8.15 effective September 1, 2014 ($8.50 in January 2016, then annual increases to  $9.25 per hour by 2018)
Minnesota: $8.00 effective August 1, 2014 (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: $7.50 ($7.65 effective January 1, 2015)
Mississippi: $7.25
Montana: $7.90 ($8.05 effective January 1, 2016)

N - S

Nebraska: $8.00
New Hampshire: $7.25
New Jersey: $8.25 ($8.38 effective January 1, 2015)
New Mexico: $7.50
 - Albuquerque: $8.60, $7.60 with benefits (effective January 1 2015, $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: $8.00 ($8.75 on December 31, 2014, $9.00 on December 31, 2015)
North Carolina: $7.25
North Dakota: $7.25
Ohio: $7.95 ($8.10 on January 1, 2015)
Oklahoma: $7.25
Oregon: $9.10 ($9.25 on January 1, 2015)
Pennsylvania: $7.25
Puerto Rico: $7.25
Rhode Island: $8.00 ($9.00 effective January 1, 2015)
South Carolina: $7.25
South Dakota: $7.25 ($8.50 effective January 1, 2015)

T - Z

Tennessee: $7.25
Texas: $7.25
Utah: $7.25
Virginia: $7.25
Vermont: $8.73 ($9.15: 2015, $9.60: 2016, $10: 2017, $10.50: 2018)
Washington: $9.32 ($9.47 effective January 1, 2015)
- Seattle $9.32 ($10.00 or $11.00: April 1, 2015 to $15 over 7 years, depending on employer size)
West Virginia: $7.25 ($8.00: January 1, 2015, $8.75: January 1, 2016)
Wisconsin: $7.25
Wyoming: $7.25

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

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