On January 1, 2024, the minimum wage rate increased in 25 states. On July 1, 2024, the minimum wage rate is expected to increase in the District of Columbia, Oregon, and Nevada.  Employers of all sizes are required to meet federal and state minimum wage requirements. The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour, but several states have minimum wage rates that are higher than the federal rate. When both the state rate and federal rate are involved, employers must pay the higher rate. These are the states that have announced new minimum wage rates for 2024.

  • Alaska 
  • Arizona 
  • California 
  • Colorado 
  • Connecticut 
  • Delaware 
  • District of Columbia 
  • Florida 
  • Illinois 
  • Maine 
  • Maryland 
  • Massachusetts 
  • Michigan 
  • Minnesota 
  • Missouri 
  • Montana 
  • Nebraska 
  • Nevada 
  • New Jersey  
  • New Mexico 
  • New York 
  • Ohio  
  • Rhode Island 
  • South Dakota 
  • Vermont  
  • Virginia  
  • Washington  

The following table shows all the U.S. states, and their state minimum wage rates for 2024.  

States  2024 Rate  
Alabama   $7.25  
Alaska   $11.73
Arizona  $14.35
Arkansas  $11.00 
California   $16.00
Colorado   $14.42
Connecticut   $15.69
D.C.  $16.10  
Delaware   $13.25
Florida   $13.00
Georgia   $7.25 
Hawaii   $14.00
Idaho   $7.25 
Illinois   $14.00
Indiana   $7.25 
Iowa   $7.25 
Kansas  $7.25  
Kentucky  $7.25 
Louisiana   $7.25  
Maine   $14.15
Maryland   $15.00
Massachusetts  $15.00 
Michigan   $10.33
Minnesota   $10.59/$8.63 
Mississippi   $7.25  
Missouri   $12.35
Montana   $10.30/$4.00
Nebraska    $12.00
Nevada   $11.25/$10.25  
New Hampshire   $7.25  
New Jersey   $15.13
New Mexico   $12.00  
New York   $16/$15
North Carolina   $7.25  
North Dakota  $7.25  
Ohio   $10.45
Oklahoma   $7.25/$2.00  
Oregon   $13.50 
Pennsylvania   $7.25  
Rhode Island   $14.00  
South Carolina   $7.25  
South Dakota   $11.20
Tennessee   $7.25  
Texas   $7.25  
Utah   $7.25  
Vermont   $13.67
Virginia   $12.00 
Washington   $16.28
West Virginia   $8.75 
Wisconsin   $7.25  
Wyoming   $5.15  

  

Why do states raise their minimum wage rates?  

States often raise their minimum wage rates to accommodate regular cost-of-living increases. States may also raise their minimum wage rates to help reduce poverty, benefit workers, and build economic security.  

It is important to know your state’s minimum wage rate to help prevent costly mistakes in accurately paying your employees.