Minimum Wage by State for 2014

Not all states have set their own minimum wage standards

   

3381885 money in the hands e1283372289994 Minimum Wage by State for 2014The minimum wage is becoming a hot political issue again. President Barack Obama has promoted raising the minimum wage as a way to help lift low-wage workers out of poverty. However, with the House of Representatives under GOP control, it appears unlikely that there will be any federal legislative action to increase the minimum wage.

The federal minimum wage is currently set at $7.25 per hour. Various U.S. states have set their own minimum wage standards, while others simply follow the federal standard.

This year, increases to the minimum wage are being considered in 34 states. Three states — Connecticut, West Virginia and Delaware — have passed legislation to boost the minimum wage this year. Meanwhile, four states — including Georgia and Wyoming — have state minimum wage standards that are lower than the federal minimum wage. In those states, as in states with no minimum wage standard, the federal minimum wage applies.

Here are the current hourly Minimum Wage by State as compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures:

  • Alabama — None
  • Alaska — $7.75
  • Arizona — $7.90
  • Arkansas — $6.25
  • California — $8.00
  • Colorado — $8.00
  • Connecticut — $8.70
  • Delaware — $7.25
  • Florida — $7.93
  • Georgia — $5.15
  • Hawaii — $7.25
  • Idaho — $7.25
  • Illinois — $8.25
  • Indiana — $7.25
  • Iowa — $7.25
  • Kansas — $7.25
  • Kentucky — $7.25
  • Louisiana — None
  • Maine — $7.50
  • Maryland — $7.25
  • Massachusetts — $8.00
  • Michigan — $7.40
  • Minnesota — $6.15
  • Mississippi — None
  • Missouri — $7.50
  • Montana — $7.90
  • Nebraska — $7.25
  • Nevada — $8.25
  • New Hampshire — None
  • New Jersey — $8.25
  • New Mexico — $7.50
  • New York — $8.00
  • North Carolina — $7.25
  • North Dakota — $7.25
  • Ohio — $7.95
  • Oklahoma — $7.25
  • Oregon — $9.10
  • Pennsylvania — $7.25
  • Rhode Island — $8.00
  • South Carolina — None
  • South Dakota — $7.25
  • Tennessee — None
  • Texas — $7.25
  • Utah — $7.25
  • Vermont — $8.73
  • Virginia — $7.25
  • Washington — $9.32
  • West Virginia — $7.25
  • Wisconsin — $7.25
  • Wyoming — $5.15

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