STATE2021 MINIMUM WAGE$15 AN HOUR AS A SHARE OF MEDIAN WAGE
Alabama$7.2589.66%
Alaska$10.3464.27%
Arizona$12.1581.26%
Arkansas$11.0094.70%
California$13.0070.62%
Colorado$12.3270.49%
Connecticut$12.0064.29%
Delaware$9.2576.30%
District of Columbia$15.0041.97%
Florida$8.6587.06%
Georgia$7.2584.51%
Hawaii$10.1070.26%
Idaho$7.2588.24%
Illinois$11.0075.99%
Indiana$7.2584.41%
Iowa$7.2581.48%
Kansas$7.2584.32%
Kentucky$7.2587.77%
Louisiana$7.2590.04%
Maine$12.1581.30%
Maryland$11.7567.87%
Massachusetts$13.5062.14%
Michigan$9.6580.65%
Minnesota$10.0070.72%
Mississippi$7.25100.00%
Missouri$10.3083.89%
Montana$8.7585.67%
Nebraska$9.0081.26%
Nevada$9.0085.67%
New Hampshire$7.2575.19%
New Jersey$12.0069.32%
New Mexico$10.5088.08%
New York$12.5066.84%
North Carolina$7.2584.51%
North Dakota$7.2573.39%
Ohio$8.8080.91%
Oklahoma$7.2587.31%
Oregon$12.0075.64%
Pennsylvania$7.2578.99%
Rhode Island$11.5070.62%
South Carolina$7.2589.93%
South Dakota$9.4589.77%
Tennessee$7.2586.91%
Texas$7.2582.06%
Utah$7.2582.28%
Vermont$11.7576.22%
Virginia$7.2573.89%
Washington$13.6964.79%
West Virginia$8.7591.97%
Wisconsin$7.2579.83%
Wyoming$7.2574.93%
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Notes: Minimum wage in several states varies by size of employer or location in state; states with no minimum wage or wage below $7.25 an hour reflect the higher federal rate. $15 an hour as a share of median reflects 2019 median hourly wage, the latest available data.

Sources: National Conference of State Legislatures (wage level) and Labor Department (share of median wage)

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