Minnesota Minimum Wage Rate Adjusted for Inflation as of January 1, 2021
Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning January 1, 2021.
|Provision||Rate until Dec. 31, 2020||Rate as of Jan. 1, 2021|
|Large employer wage||$10.00/hour||$10.08/hour|
|Small employer wage||$8.15/hour||$8.21/hour|
|90-day training wage |
(under 20 years of age)
(under 18 years of age)
- The Minnesota minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage. 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 of full time.
- Employees must be paid at least the current minimum wage, no matter how they are paid.
- An employee must be paid at least the minimum wage per hour plus any tips the employee might earn.
- For additional information on minimum wage rates, employer size determinations and exempt employee considerations visit the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry website.
Minneapolis Adds a Minimum Wage Ordinance
Minneapolis sets a new hourly minimum wage standard for work performed in Minneapolis. Below is a chart of rate changes for the coming years. For additional information on the ordinance and how to determine business size visit the Minneapolis Minimum Wage website.
|100 or Fewer Employees Small Business||More than 100 Employees Large Business|
|January 1, 2018||Same as MN||$10.00/hour|
|July 1, 2018||$10.25/hour||$11.25/hour|
|July 1, 2019||$11.00/hour||$12.25/hour|
|July 1, 2020||$11.75/hour||$13.25/hour|
|July 1, 2021||$12.50/hour||$14.25/hour|
|July 1, 2022||$13.50/hour||$15.00/hour|