Minnesota 2021 Minimum Wage


Minnesota’s minimum-wage increases to $10.08 an hour for large employers (gross revenue is $500,000+) and $8.21 an hour for small employers, 90-day training wage, and youth.  

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 .08%.



Additional Wage information

Tip credit

  • No employer may take a tip credit against minimum wages in Minnesota.
  • An employee must be paid at least the minimum wage per hour,  plus any tips the employee might earn.

Exempt employees

This list includes:

  • Executives, administrative or professional workers
  • Babysitters
  • Volunteers of nonprofit organizations
  • Employees subject to the provisions of the U.S. Department of Transportation  (drivers, drivers’ helpers, mechanics, and loaders).
  • Minnesota’s Statute 177.28 allows the DOL to issue permits to disabled workers (performance-limited employees) who are unable to earn the state minimum wage to work at a wage commensurate with his or her ability.

We’re Here to Keep You in Compliance

If you order our  Minnesota 1-Year Compliance Plan, you will automatically receive the new Minnesota poster, which is now available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the plan year, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance!