Hourly Minimum Wage Rates by Year

Pursuant to Public Act 101-0001

  • New employees (first 90 days of employment) over the age of 18 may be paid up to 50 cents less per hour.  
  • Beginning, January 1, 2020, if a worker under 18 works more than 650 hours for the employer during any calendar year, they must be paid the regular (over 18 wage).  
  • Tipped employees may be paid 60% of the hourly minimum wage.
  • Certain employees must be paid overtime, at time and one-half of the regular rate, after 40 hours of work in a workweek.



Illinois State ​​Minimum Wage Chart
YearMinimum WageTippedYouths (under 18) (working less than 650 hours per calendar year)
1/1/20$9.25$5.55$8
7/1/20$10$6$8
1/1/21$11$6.60$8.50
1/1/22$12$7.20$9.25
1/1/23$13$7.80$10.50
1/1/24$14$8.40$12
1/1/25$15$9$13

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