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Employers in Montana must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.
Effective January 1, 2014, the minimum wage rate in Montana is $7.90 per hour ($7.80 per hour for 2013; $7.65 per hour for 2012).
The minimum wage rate for businesses whose annual gross sales are $110,000 or less is $4.00 per hour. However, if an employee is producing or moving goods between states or otherwise covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the employee must be paid the greater of either Montana's state minimum wage or the federal minimum wage.
Montana's minimum wage law covers employees except:
Those employed in an outside sales capacity pursuant to federal law are exempt from the minimum wage requirements.