Minimum wage in Minnesota
Minimum-wage rate to be adjusted for inflation as of Jan. 1, 2023
Minnesota's minimum-wage rates were adjusted for inflation Jan. 1, 2023, to $10.59 an hour for large employers and $8.63 an hour for other state minimum wages.
|Provision||Amount as of Jan. 1, 2023|
|Large-employer wage||$10.59 an hour|
|Small-employer wage||$8.63 an hour|
|90-day training wage (under 20 years of age)||$8.63 an hour|
|Youth wage (under 18 years of age)||$8.63 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.
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
Minnesota minimum wage report, published December 2022
Workplace posters: Required to be displayed for employees and updated when Minnesota law changes.
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