2017 State Minimum Wage Updates

Beth Dean 12.26.16
Minimum Wage

Several states are increasing their minimum wages in 2017.

As a reminder, when state law differs from federal law, employers must use the one that benefits the employee the most. In this case, the state minimum wages are higher than the $7.25 federal minimum wage. Therefore, the state’s wage must be used.

These state minimum wages are increasing January 1, 2017.

  • Alaska $9.80
  • Arizona $10.00
  • Arkansas $8.50
  • California $10.50
  • Colorado $9.30
  • Connecticut $10.10
  • Florida $8.10
  • Hawaii $9.25
  • Maine $9.00
  • Maryland $9.25*
  • Massachusetts $11.00
  • Michigan $8.90
  • Missouri $7.70
  • Montana $8.15
  • New Jersey $8.44
  • New York $9.70
  • Ohio $8.15
  • South Dakota $8.65
  • Vermont $10.00
  • Washington $11.00
  • Washington D.C. $12.50*

*Effective July 1, 2017

As with any other regulation, these wages are subject to last-minute changes. For the latest wages, please visit the state’s Department of Labor page.

Several states have cities, counties, or tribes with differing minimum wages as well, including Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. As with state minimum wages, the wage which benefits the employee the most must be used.

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