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It has been more than a decade since the federal minimum wage was raised. First promulgated by Congress in 1938 The minimum wage is 25 cents an hour, and the last increase was in 2009, when it rose from US$6.55 to US$7.25.

Despite recent calls for a minimum wage of $15 an hour – and Some major employers have — It seems unlikely that the national minimum wage will change in 2021.

Although the federal minimum wage has stagnated for ten years, many states have set their own higher minimum wage requirements. More than half of the states have minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage, and wages for workers in 20 states will increase further in 2021.

A few states either have no minimum wage or are below the federal level.In these areas, any subject to Fair Labor Standards Act -Including public agencies, medical institutions, schools, and businesses with a total annual income of at least $500,000​​-must comply with federal wage requirements.

Curious where is your state? Read on to learn about the current minimum wage in each state and the District of Columbia, and whether that number will rise in the new year. Data comes from Paycor, A human resources and payroll service provider.

1. Alabama

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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

Alabama is one of the states without a state minimum wage law. According to the U.S. Department of LaborTherefore, employers subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour.

2. Alaska

Fishermen on the boat
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Minimum wage in 2021: 10.34 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 10.19 USD

3. Arizona

Construction worker building a house
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Minimum wage in 2021: 12.15 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 12.00 USD

4. Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas
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Minimum wage in 2021: USD 11.00

Minimum wage in 2020: 10.00 USD

5. California

Worker picking grapes
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Minimum wage in 2021: 14.00 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 13.00 USD

In 2021, only companies with 26 or more employees will need to pay $14 per hour. Smaller businesses can pay $13 per hour. Many cities in the state also have their own higher minimum wage requirements.

6.Colorado

Boulder, Colorado
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Minimum wage in 2021: 12.32 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 12.00 USD

7. Connecticut

Woman riding a bicycle
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Minimum wage in 2021: 13.00 USD (effective August 1, 2021)

Minimum wage in 2020: 12.00 USD

8. Delaware

Wilmington, Delaware
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Minimum wage in 2021: 10.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 9.25 USD

9. Washington DC

Capitol Hill Segway Tour
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Minimum wage in 2021: 15.00 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 15.00 USD

10. Florida

Family on Florida Beach
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Minimum wage in 2021: USD 10.00 (effective September 30, 2021)

Minimum wage in 2020: 8.56 USD

11. Georgia

Worker making salted toffee
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Minimum wage in 2021: 5.15 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 5.15 USD

Although the minimum wage in Georgia is $5.15, employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

12. Hawaii

Garden worker
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Minimum wage in 2021: 10.10 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 10.10 USD

13. Idaho

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

14. Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
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Minimum wage in 2021: USD 11.00

Minimum wage in 2020: 10.00 USD

15. Indiana

Lafayette, Indiana
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

16. Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

17.Kansas

Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

18. Kentucky

Churchill Downs
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

19.Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

According to the US Department of Labor, Louisiana is one of the states without a state minimum wage law. Therefore, employers subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour.

20. Maine

Portland, Maine
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Minimum wage in 2021: 12.15 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 12.00 USD

21. Maryland

Annapolis, Maryland
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Minimum wage in 2021: 11.75 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: USD 11.00

In 2021, only companies with 15 or more employees will need to pay $11.75 per hour. Smaller companies can pay $11.60 per hour.

22. Massachusetts

Worcester, Massachusetts
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Minimum wage in 2021: 13.50 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 12.75 USD

23. Michigan

Marquette, Michigan
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Minimum wage in 2021: 9.65 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 9.65 USD

24. Minnesota

Duluth, Minnesota
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Minimum wage in 2021: 10.08 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 10.00 USD

Only large employers with a gross annual income of at least $500,000 will need to pay $10.08 per hour. The minimum wage for small businesses is $8.21 per hour.

25. Mississippi

Mississippi State Road Sign
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

According to data from the US Department of Labor, Mississippi is one of the states without a state minimum wage law. Therefore, employers subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour.

26. Missouri

St. Charles Missouri
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Minimum wage in 2021: 10.30 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 9.45 USD

27. Montana

Livingston, Montana
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Minimum wage in 2021: 8.75 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 8.65 USD

28. Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska
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Minimum wage in 2021: 9.00 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 9.00 USD

29. Nevada

Vegas, Nevada
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Minimum wage in 2021: 8.75 USD (effective July 1, 2021)

Minimum wage in 2020: USD 8.00

Nevada employees who do not provide health insurance must be paid at least $9.75 per hour.

30. New Hampshire

Nashua, New Hampshire
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

31. New Jersey

Cashier's cafe staff
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Minimum wage in 2021: 12.00 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: USD 11.00

In 2021, only non-seasonal companies with 6 or more employees will need to pay $12 per hour. Seasonal and small businesses can pay $11.00 per hour.

32. New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Minimum wage in 2021: 10.50 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 9.00 USD

33. New York

Garbage truck in New York City
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Minimum wage in 2021: 12.50 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 11.80 USD

Some cities in the state have their own higher minimum wage requirements.

34. North Carolina

Lineman working after Hurricane Florence
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

35. North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

36. Ohio

Ohio road signs
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Minimum wage in 2021: 8.80 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 8.70 USD

37. Oklahoma

Worker repairing leaking pipe
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

38. Oregon

Portland, Oregon
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Minimum wage in 2021: USD 12.75 (effective July 1, 2021)

Minimum wage in 2020: 12.00 USD

39. Pennsylvania

Reading, Pennsylvania
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

40. Rhode Island

Fishing boat
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Minimum wage in 2021: 11.50 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 10.50 USD

41. South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, South Carolina is one of the states without a state minimum wage law. Therefore, employers subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour.

42. South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Minimum wage in 2021: 9.45 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 9.30 USD

43. Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

According to data from the US Department of Labor, Tennessee is one of the states without a state minimum wage law. Therefore, employers subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour.

44. Texas

Greenville, Texas
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

45. Utah

Sandy, Utah
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

46. ​​Vermont

Ayr's French Fries Restaurant
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Minimum wage in 2021: 11.75 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 10.96 USD

47. Virginia

Workers at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia
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Minimum wage in 2021: 9.50 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

48. Washington

Seattle
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Minimum wage in 2021: 13.69 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 13.50 USD

49. West Virginia

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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Minimum wage in 2021: 8.75 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 8.75 USD

50. Wisconsin

Wisconsin country road with a cow crossing sign.
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Minimum wage in 2021: 7.25 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 7.25 USD

51. Wyoming

Sheridan, Wyoming
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Minimum wage in 2021: 5.15 USD

Minimum wage in 2020: 5.15 USD

Although the minimum wage in Wyoming is $5.15, employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

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