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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Minimum Wage, 2008

 
State
Minimum Wage
  Alabama  No state wage law 
  Alaska 7.15
  Arizona 6.90
  Arkansas 6.25
  California 8.00
  Colorado 7.02
  Connecticut 7.65
  Delaware 7.15
  Florida 6.79
  Georgia 5.15
  Guam 5.85
  Hawaii 7.25
  Idaho 6.55
  Illinois 7.75
  Indiana 6.55
  Kansas 2.65
  Kentucky 6.55
  Louisiana  No state wage law 
  Maine 7.25
  Maryland 6.55
  Massachusetts 8.00
  Michigan 7.40
  Minnesota 6.15
  Mississippi  No state wage law 
  Missouri 6.65
  Montana 6.55
  Nebraska 6.55
  Nevada 6.85
  New Hampshire 7.25
  New Jersey 7.15
  New Mexico 6.50
  NEW YORK 7.15
  North Carolina 6.55
  North Dakota 6.55
  Ohio 7.00
  Oklahoma 6.55
  Oregon 7.95
  Pennsylvania 7.15
  Puerto Rico 4.10
  Rhode Island 7.40
  South Carolina  No state wage law 
  South Dakota 6.55
  Tennessee  No state wage law 
  Texas 6.55
  Utah 6.55
  Vermont 7.68
  Virgin Islands 6.15
  Virginia 6.55
  Washington 8.07
  West Virginia 7.25
  Wisconsin 6.50
  Wyoming 5.15
  Federal minimum wage  6.55* 
  *For covered nonexempt employees effective July 24, 2008. When a state's minimum wage differs from the federal minimum wage, the higher standard applies.
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor