U.S. Minimum Wage

General Overview:

Minimum wage within the United States continues to be an area of concern for owners and operators of water leisure facilities. The current Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Some states have a minimum wage that is set higher than the Federal level, while others use the Federal minimum wage and a few U.S. states have no minimum wage designated at all. To find out what is the current minimum wage in your state, review the chart below.

Call to Action:

If you are aware of a change to a state's minimum wage, please inform the WWA Office by calling +1-913-599-0300.


  State   

  Hourly Wage  

  Effective Date  

  More Info  

Alabama  No state minimum wage;
follow Federal minimum wage
 N/A Website
Alaska  $10.19   01/01/2020  Website
Arizona $12.00 01/01/2020 Website
Arkansas $10.00 01/01/2020 Website
California $12.00 (less than 25 employees);
$13.00 (26 or more employees 
01/01/2020  Website
Colorado $12.00   01/01/2020 Website
Connecticut $11.00 (changing to $12 on September 1st)  09/01/2020 Website
Delaware  $9.25    Website
Florida  $8.56   01/01/2020 Website
Georgia   $5.15 (6 or more employees);
Federal minimum wage for jobs covered by FLSA
  Website
Hawaii $10.10    Website
 Idaho $7.25   N/A Website
 Illinois $9.25 (4 or more employees; excluding family members)  01/01/2020  Website
 Indiana $7.25 (2 or more employees)    Website
 Iowa $7.25   N/A Website
 Kansas $7.25   N/A Website
 Kentucky $7.25   N/A  Website
 Louisiana  No state minimum wage;
follow Federal minimum wage
 
 Massachusetts $12.75   Website
 Maine $12.00   01/01/2020 Website
 Maryland  $11.00   01/01/2020 Website
Michigan $9.65 (2 or more employees)   01/01/2020 Website
 Minnesota $8.15 (annual revenues less than $500,000);
$10.00 (annual revenues more than 500,000) 
 01/01/2020 Website
 Missouri  $9.45  01/01/2020 Website
 Mississippi  No state minimum wage;
follow Federal minimum wage for jobs covered by FLSA
 N/A
Montana  $4.00 (jobs not covered by FLSA and annual revenues less than $110,000);
$8.65 (annual revenues more than $110,000 
01/01/2020  Website
North Carolina $7.25   N/A Website
North Dakota $7.25   N/A Website
Nebraska $9.00 (4 or more employees)   
New Hampshire  $7.25  N/A Website
New Jersey $11.00  01/01/2020  Website
New Mexico   $9.00   Website
Nevada   $7.25 (if health insurance benefits provided);
$8.25 (if no health insurance benefits provided)
01/01/2020  Website
 New York  $11.80; $13.00 (Long Island & Westchester);
$15.00 (NYC)
 01/01/2020 Website
 Ohio $7.25 (annual gross revenue under $305,000);
$8.70 (annual gross revenue more than $305,000) 
 01/01/2020 Website
 Oklahoma  $7.25 (10 or more full time employees at any one location and employers with annual gross sales over $100,000) N/A  Website
 Oregon  $11.25 (changing to $12 on July 1st)  07/01/2020 Website
 Pennsylvania  $7.25 N/A Website
 Rhode Island $10.50     Website
 South Carolina  No state minimum wage; 
follow Federal minimum wage for jobs covered by FLSA
N/A 
South Dakota  $9.30  01/01/2020   Website
 Tennessee  No state minimum wage; 
follow Federal minimum wage for jobs covered by FLSA
N/A   
 Texas  $7.25 N/A Website
 Utah  $7.25 N/A 
Virginia   $7.25 (4 or more employees)  
Vermont  $10.96 (2 or more employees)  01/01/2020  Website
 Washington $13.50   01/01/2020 Website
 Wisconsin $7.25   N/A Website
 West Virginia  $8.75 (6 or more employees)   Website
 Wyoming  $5.15; follow Federal minimum wage for jobs covered by FLSA   Website
     

Useful Links:

To review expanded minimum wage laws by state, visit the U.S. Department of Labor page here.

To find contact information for each State Labor Office, visit this page.

Review the U.S. Department of Labor's Fact Sheet #18: Section 13(a)(3) Exemption for Seasonal Amusement or Recreational Establishments Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to find out about exemptions that exist for seasonal amusement businesses.  Click Here to Download Fact Sheet #18

Review the U.S. Department of Labor's Fact Sheet #37: Application of the Federal Child Labor Provisions to Amusement Parks and Recreation Establishments under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to learn more child labor provisions.   Click Here to Download Fact Sheet #37