Massachusetts is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. The minimum wage in Massachusetts is $.75 greater than the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.
The Massachusetts minimum wage will go up soon. In June 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed a law that will raise the minimum wage to $9.00 on January 1, 2015, then to $10.00 on January 1, 2016, and finally to $11.00 on January 1, 2017. That will likely ensure that Massachusetts has one of the highest, if not the highest, minimum wages in the country.
Please realize that the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, visit www.dol.gov.
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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