Minimum Wage History

State Minimum Wage Federal Minimum Wage
$1.60/hr 07/01/1971 - 06/30/1975 $1.60/hr (1968 to 04/30/1974)
$1.80/hr 07/01/1975 - 06/30/1976 Employment covered by 1961 amendments to FLSA:
$2.00/hr 07/01/1976 - 06/30/1981 $2.00/hr effective 05/01/1974
$2.50/hr 07/01/1981 - 06/30/1982 $2.10/hr effective 01/01/1975
$2.75/hr 07/01/1982 - 09/30/1985 $2.30/hr effective 01/01/1975
$3.05/hr 10/01/1985 - 09/30/1986 Employment covered by 1966 to 1972 amendments:
$3.35/hr 10/01/1986 - 03/31/1990 $1.90/hr effective 05/01/1974
$3.80/hr 04/01/1990 - 03/31/1991 $2.00/hr effective 01/01/1975
$4.00/hr* 04/01/1991 - 04/25/1991 $2.20/hr effective 01/01/1976
$4.25/hr* 04/26/1991 - 09/30/1996 $2.30/hr effective 01/01/1977
$4.75/hr* 10/01/1996 - 08/31/1997 $2.65/hr effective 07/01/1978
$5.15/hr* 09/01/1997 - 12/31/2006 $2.90/hr effective 01/01/1979
$6.15/hr* 01/01/2007 - 12/31/2007 $3.10/hr effective 01/01/1980
$6.25/hr* 01/01/2008 - 07/23/2008 $3.35/hr effective 01/01/1981
$6.55/hr* 07/24/2008 - 12/31/2008 $3.80/hr effective 04/01/1990
$6.90/hr* 01/01/2009 - 07/23/2009 $4.25/hr effective 04/01/1991
$7.25/hr* 07/24/2009 - 12/31/2010 $4.75/hr effective 10/01/1996
$7.35/hr* 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011 $5.15/hr effective 09/01/1997
$7.65/hr* 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2012 $5.85/hr effective 07/24/2007
$7.80/hr* 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013 $6.55/hr effective 07/24/2008
$7.90/hr* 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 $7.25/hr effective 07/24/2009
$8.05/hr* 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016    
$8.15/hr* effective 01/01/2017     
       
* or $4.00 for businesses grossing $110,000 or less per year.