Minimum Wage by State

Whether the federal government should set a minimum wage has been an issue of debate for quite some time now. The minimum wage refers to the minimum amount a person is entitled to earn for their labor. It is often a regulation put in place by the government to ensure that companies don’t exploit their workers. The minimum wage imposed by the federal government is $7.25 per hour and no state can go below this limit. However, state governments do have autonomy over increasing the minimum wage or keeping it at federal levels within their states, with California currently offering the highest amount of $14.00 per hour. 

Recently, a rise in the cost of living expenses as a result of inflation has left many working families in the U.S. struggling to make ends meet. Congress has not been idle and in 2021 proposed legislation such as the Raise the Wage Act, which would see the federal minimum wage increase to $15.00 by 2025. Furthermore, states like California, Connecticut, Florida, Virginia, and many others have state legislation in place to increase their state minimum wage by 2023, in some cases up to as high as $15.00 per hour. A poll taken by Pew Research found that 62% of Americans support a $15 federal minimum wage, while 38% oppose it, mainly along party lines. 

To find out more about the minimum wage and the debate surrounding it, you can survey the data in the charts. 

Minimum Wage by State

Alabama - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#32 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$56,929

#46 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$48,540

#49 in the US

Alaska - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.34

#20 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$81,133

#12 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$67,742

#12 in the US

Arizona - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.8

#8 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$70,821

#28 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$54,422

#41 in the US

Arkansas - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11

#16 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$50,784

#49 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$50,943

#46 in the US

California - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$15

#1 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$81,575

#11 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$77,211

#4 in the US

Colorado - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.56

#9 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$84,954

#8 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$70,764

#9 in the US

Connecticut - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$14

#3 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$80,958

#13 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$82,918

#3 in the US

Delaware - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.5

#21 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$68,687

#32 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,998

#24 in the US

District of Columbia - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$15.2

#2 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$90,640

#2 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$98,317

#1 in the US

Florida - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10

#22 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$59,734

#44 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$61,529

#21 in the US

Georgia - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#33 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$61,497

#42 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,366

#37 in the US

Hawaii - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.1

#23 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$82,199

#9 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$58,967

#28 in the US

Idaho - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#34 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$76,918

#18 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$52,021

#45 in the US

Illinois - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12

#10 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$79,253

#16 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$67,767

#11 in the US

Indiana - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#35 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$70,190

#29 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,644

#33 in the US

Iowa - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#36 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$72,429

#25 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$57,012

#31 in the US

Kansas - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#37 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$75,979

#20 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,660

#25 in the US

Kentucky - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#38 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$55,629

#47 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$50,713

#47 in the US

Louisiana - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#39 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$57,206

#45 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$54,074

#42 in the US

Maine - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.75

#11 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$71,139

#26 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$57,319

#30 in the US

Maryland - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.5

#12 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$97,332

#1 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$69,694

#10 in the US

Massachusetts - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$14.25

#4 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$86,566

#7 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$83,229

#2 in the US

Michigan - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.87

#25 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$64,488

#35 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$54,684

#40 in the US

Minnesota - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$10.33

#24 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$80,441

#14 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$65,579

#16 in the US

Mississippi - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#40 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$46,637

#51 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$44,796

#51 in the US

Missouri - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11.15

#17 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$63,594

#37 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,141

#39 in the US

Montana - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.2

#26 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$64,999

#34 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,936

#32 in the US

Nebraska - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9

#27 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$78,109

#17 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$62,776

#19 in the US

Nevada - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.5

#28 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$64,340

#36 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$58,451

#29 in the US

New Hampshire - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#41 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$88,841

#3 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$74,229

#7 in the US

New Jersey - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$13

#6 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$88,559

#4 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$75,086

#6 in the US

New Mexico - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11.5

#18 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$53,463

#48 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$49,396

#48 in the US

New York - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$13.2

#7 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$72,920

#23 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$77,029

#5 in the US

North Carolina - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#42 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$62,891

#38 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,654

#36 in the US

North Dakota - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#43 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$68,882

#31 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$65,324

#17 in the US

Ohio - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.3

#29 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$62,689

#39 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,548

#34 in the US

Oklahoma - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#44 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$60,096

#43 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$53,579

#43 in the US

Oregon - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.5

#13 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$81,855

#10 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$60,990

#22 in the US

Pennsylvania - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#45 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$72,627

#24 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$64,370

#18 in the US

Rhode Island - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.25

#14 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$74,982

#21 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$61,726

#20 in the US

South Carolina - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#46 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$62,542

#40 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$52,047

#44 in the US

South Dakota - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$9.95

#30 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$73,893

#22 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$65,647

#15 in the US

Tennessee - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#47 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$62,166

#41 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$55,315

#38 in the US

Texas - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#48 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$67,404

#33 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$60,427

#23 in the US

Utah - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#49 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$87,649

#5 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$56,268

#35 in the US

Vermont - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$12.55

#15 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$76,079

#19 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,652

#26 in the US

Virginia - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$11

#19 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$80,268

#15 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$66,396

#13 in the US

Washington - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$14.49

#5 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$87,648

#6 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$72,163

#8 in the US

West Virginia - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$8.75

#31 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$46,836

#50 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$48,192

#50 in the US

Wisconsin - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#50 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$69,943

#30 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$59,064

#27 in the US

Wyoming - Minimum Wage

See less

do_not_disturb_on

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$7.25

#51 in the US

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMEhelp

$71,052

#27 in the US

PERSONAL INCOME PER CAPITAhelp

$66,337

#14 in the US