2023 Minimum Wages by State
What are the minimum wages required per state?
In the US there is a federal minimum wage, and a state minimum wage, which can make knowing what you need to pay your people a little bit complicated. Minimum wages are based on which state the business is set up, and where the employee is contracted to work. And what you might find is that some employees will choose to live in alternative states – but the state they’re contracted to is the rate you need to consider.
The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour for most workers, or $2.13 an hour for any workers who receive tips. This minimum wage applies across all 50 states, however, there are 30 states (listed below) who have created their own minimum hourly rates.
$11.00 for employers with more than 4 workers
$13.25 for employers with more than 15 workers
$12.80 for employers with 15 or less workers
$8.63 for small employers
$10.59 for large employers
$10.25 for employers offering health benefits
$11.25 for all others
$14.13 for most employers
$12.93 for seasonal and employers will less than 6 workers
$15.00 in NYC and Long Island / Wincester
$15.45 in Portland
$13.20 in Non-Urban Counties
$18.69 in Seattle
£19.06 in SeaTac
$8.75 for employers with 6 or more workers
If the state you’re hiring someone in is not listed in this table, then that means that they currently don’t have a state minimum and you need to follow the federal rate.
States which don’t have a state minimum:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina