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Minimum Wage Laws by State

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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State laws may apply to the minimum wage amount an employee must be paid per hour. Employers in some states must pay a higher hourly rate than under federal law if their state minimum wage is higher than the federal rate.

Click on your state on the map to determine what the minimum wage per hour is in your state and if the amount is higher than the federal minimum wage rate currently in effect. The states that are not shaded do not have a minimum wage.

Keep in mind, you pay the higher amount when subject to both federal and state minimum wage laws.

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  1. Alabama - Minimum Wage Law
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  25. Mississippi - Minimum Wage Law
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  10. North Dakota - Minimum Wage Law
  11. Ohio - Minimum Wage Law
  12. Oklahoma - Minimum Wage Law
  13. Oregon - Minimum Wage Law
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  15. Rhode Island - Minimum Wage Law
  16. Puerto Rico - Minimum Wage Law
  17. South Carolina - Minimum Wage Law
  18. South Dakota - Minimum Wage Law
  19. Tennessee - Minimum Wage Law
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  21. Utah - Minimum Wage Law
  22. Vermont - Minimum Wage Law
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  25. West Virginia - Minimum Wage Law
  26. Wisconsin - Minimum Wage Law
  27. Wyoming - Minimum Wage Law

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