Oklahoma is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. The minimum wage in Oklahoma is identical to the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25. The minimum wage law in Oklahoma applies to employers of ten or more full time employees at any one location and employers with annual gross sales over $100,000 irrespective of number of full time employees. For employers that do not meet these specifications, the minimum wage is $2.00.
In April 2014, Oklahoma banned local municipalities from instituting minimum wage rates that are different from the state's minimum wage. The bill was signed by then-Governor Mary Fallin.
According to 2012 US Bureau of Labor Statistics data, there are 64,000 minimum wage workers in Oklahoma, representing 7.2 percent of the hourly workforce.
Please realize that the Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma, visit www.dol.gov.
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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