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)
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)​
Hourly​ $7.75
Optional Rate
Tipped employees $4.65

Illinois Minimum Wage History