By: Katherine Muniz Dec 19, 2017

Minimum Wage Changes in 2018

In 2018, 29 states will have a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum, keeping pace with the precedent set in 2017. 20 states will see their minimum wage increased in 2018, some of which can be attributed to cost-of-living accommodation and others which are pre-determined scheduled increases.

For your convenience, we’ve posted a comparison chart of all the 2017 minimum wage rates of all fifty states and their corresponding 2018 minimum wage rates, with the rates that will be increasing highlighted.

 State 2017 State Minimum Wage 2018 State Minimum Wage
Alabama  $7.25  $7.25
Alaska  $9.80  $9.84
Arizona  $10  $10.50
Arkansas  $8.50  $8.50
California  $10.50  $11
Colorado  $9.30  $10.20
Connecticut  $10.10 $10.10
Delaware  $8.25  $8.25
District of Columbia  $12.50  $13.25 (phased in July 1)
Florida  $8.10 $8.25
Georgia  $7.25  $7.25
Hawaii  $9.25  $10.10
Idaho  $7.25   $7.25
Illinois  $8.25  $8.25
Indiana  $7.25  $7.25
Iowa  $7.25  $7.25
Kansas  $7.25  $7.25
Kentucky  $7.25  $7.25
Louisiana  $7.25  $7.25
Maine  $9  $10
Maryland  $9.25  $10.10
Massachusetts  $11  $11
Michigan  $8.90  $9.25 (large employers) 
Minnessota  $9.50  $9.65
Mississippi   $7.25   $7.25
Missouri  $7.70  $7.85
Montana  $8.15  $8.30
Nebraska  $9  $9
Nevada  $8.25  $8.25
New Hampshire  $7.25  $7.25
New Jersey  $8.44  $8.60
New Mexico  $7.50  $7.50
New York New York City
10 or fewer employees $10.50
11 or more employees $11Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties $10Rest of state $9.70
New York City
10 or fewer employees $12
11 or more employees $13Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties $11Rest of state $10.40
North Carolina  $7.25  $7.25
North Dakota  $7.25  $7.25
Ohio  $8.15  $8.30
Oklahoma  $7.25  $7.25
Oregon  $10.25  $10.75 (phased in July 1)
Pennsylvania  $7.25  $7.25
Rhode Island  $9.60  $10.10
South Carolina   $7.25   $7.25
South Dakota  $8.65  $8.65
Tennessee   $7.25   $7.25
Texas  $7.25  $7.25
Utah  $7.25  $7.25
Vermont  $10  $10.50
Virginia  $7.25  $7.25
Washington  $11  $11.50
West Virginia  $8.75  $8.75
Wisconsin  $7.25  $7.25
Wyoming  $7.25  $7.25

No announcements have been made about the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25. 

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Katherine is a New York-based digital writer who joined Fingercheck in 2015. She promotes Fingercheck through the power of the written word. She graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies with a focus on Journalism. Connect with her on LinkedIn

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