Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2022, to $10.33 an hour for large employers and $8.42 an hour for other state minimum wages.

Minimum-wage rates as of Jan. 1, 2022

The following are Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates as of Jan. 1, 2022:

  • Large employers must pay at least $10.33 an hour when the employer’s annual gross revenues are $500,000 or more.
  • Small employers must pay at least $8.42 an hour when the employer’s annual gross revenues are less than $500,000.
  • The training wage rate, at least $8.42 an hour, may be paid to employees younger than 20 years of age for the first 90 consecutive days of employment.
  • The youth wage rate, at least $8.42 an hour, may be paid to employees younger than 18 years of age.
  • Why the state minimum wage is increasing

  • Under Minnesota law, the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is required to determine and announce the inflation-adjusted minimum-wage rate each year by Aug. 31. This past year, the change in the price index used for this purpose was an increase of 2.5%.

  • St. Paul and Minneapolis minimum wages

  • St. Paul and Minneapolis both have municipal minimum wage ordinances. Learn more about city minimum wage requirements for Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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