Maryland is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. The minimum wage in Maryland is identical to the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.
But there's some good news for Maryland's minimum wage workers. Maryland's minimum wage will go up to $10.10 in upcoming years, in accordance with this schedule: $8.00 on 1/1/15; $8.25 on 7/1/15; $8.75 on 7/1/16; $9.25 on 7/1/17; and $10.10 on 7/1/18.
Not every Maryland employer is required to pay minimum wage. Maryland's minimum wage exemptions can include:
- Certain agricultural employees
- Executives, administrative, and professional employees
- Volunteers for educational, charitable, religious, and non-profit organizations
- Employees under 16 working less than 20 hours per week
- Outside salesman
- Commissioned employees
- Employees enrolled as a trainee as part of a public school special education program
- Non-administrative employees of organized camps
- Certain establishments selling food and drink for consumption on the premises grossing less than $400,000 annually
- Drive-in theaters
- Establishments engaged in the first canning, packing or freezing of fruits, vegetables, poultry, or seafood
Please realize that the Maryland 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 Maryland, visit www.dol.gov
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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