Hourly Minimum Wage Rates by Year

Pursuant to Public Act 94-1072

  • New employees (first 90 days of employment) and employees under age 18 may be paid up to 50 cents less per hour.
  • 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.

​Categ​ory of Employees


​​Adult​s (18 or older)
Effective 7-1-2010$8.25
Effective 1-1-2020$9.25
Effective 7-1-2020$10.00
Effective 1-1-2021$11.00
Effective 1-1-2022$12.00
Effective 1-1-2023$13.00
Effective 1-1-2024$14.00
Effective 1-1-2025$15.00
Optional Rates​​
First 90 days with employer for non-tipped employees$7.75
Tipped employees after​ first 90 days of employment$4.95
First 90 days with employer for tipped employees$4.65
Youths (under 18)​
Optional Rate
Tipped employees$4.65

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