Kentucky is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. The minimum wage in Kentucky is equal to the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.
In 2014, legislators in Kentucky attempted to raise the minimum wage. House Bill 1 (HB 1) was passed by the Kentucky House and would have upped the Kentucky minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016. The Kentucky Senate, however, chose not to advance the bill, leaving the state's minimum wage as is at $7.25 per hour.
Please realize that the Kentucky minimum wages cited above may have changed since we posted this minimum wage information. State minimum wages can change because new laws are enacted or because old laws contained scheduled increases. You should also be aware that state law often exempts particular company types, occupations and industries. To get the latest minimum wages for Kentucky, visit www.dol.gov
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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