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New State Minimum Wages as of January 1, 2009

  • December 31, 2008

The hourly minimum wage in the eleven states below will increase effective January 1, 2009.  The federal minimum wage, currently $6.55 per hour, is scheduled to increase on July 24, 2009, to $7.25 per hour.  In cases where an employee is subject to both state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher wage rate. 

Arizona – $7.25
Colorado – $7.28
Connecticut – $8.00
Florida – $7.21
Missouri – $7.05
Montana – $6.90
New Mexico – $7.50
Ohio – $7.30
Oregon – $8.40
Vermont – $8.06
Washington – $8.55

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