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Minimum-wage rate to be adjusted for inflation as of Jan. 1, 2024

Minnesota's minimum-wage rates were adjusted for inflation Jan. 1, 2024, to $10.85 an hour for large employers and $8.85 an hour for other state minimum wages.

Minimum-wage rates

Provision Amount as of
Jan. 1, 2024
Large-employer wage $10.85 an hour
Small-employer wage $8.85 an hour
90-day training wage (under 20 years of age) $8.85 an hour
Youth wage (under 18 years of age) $8.85 an hour

Federal, state, local minimum-wage laws

  • The state minimum-wage is higher than the federal minimum-wage, so employees who are covered by both laws must be paid the higher state minimum-wage.

  • Minimum-wage rates apply to all hours worked, whether part time or full time.

  • Employees must be paid at least the current minimum-wage rate, no matter how they are paid.

  • St. Paul and Minneapolis both have minimum wage ordinances that may require a higher rate of pay. Learn more about city minimum wage requirements for Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Tip credit

  • No employer may take a tip credit against minimum wages in Minnesota.

  • An employee must be paid at least the minimum wage per hour, plus any tips the employee might earn.

How to determine if an employer is a large or small business

  • Review the employer's past four quarterly tax estimates or the previous year audit statement.

  • Add up the gross revenue for the four most recent quarters.

  • Exclude excise taxes that are listed separately.

  • If the combined amount of gross revenue is more than $500,000, pay the large employer
    minimum-wage rate.


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