Kansas Minimum Wage

What are Minimum Wages in Kansas?

What's the minimum wage in Kansas? For entrepreneurs and small business owners with employees, it's important to know whether your state has a minimum wage law. Information on minimum wages can be tough to find so we've done the research for you. Here's the minimum wage for Kansas.

As of January 1, 2021, minimum wage in Kansas is $7.25.

Kansas is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. The minimum wage in Kansas is equal to the Federal standard of $7.25.

It wasn't too long ago that Kansas had the lowest minimum wage in the country. Believe it or not, Kansas had a minimum wage of $2.65 until the end of 2009. On January 1, 2010, the Kansas minimum wage jumped to $7.25, based on legislation signed by then-Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

To kick off 2021, a group of Kansas Democrats hopes to more than double the state's minimum wage over the next six years to $15.00, but the initiative is not expected to get backing from the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Please realize that the Kansas 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 Kansas, visit www.dol.gov .

Last Updated: January 4, 2021.

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  • dave posted on 3/9/2009
    who in their right mind would work in a state making 5 dollars less than working in another state? would it benifit the state in revenue, if we were to broaden the taxable income for an increased tax base? na, just continue to increase the property taxes.
  • Lauren posted on 6/30/2009
    The 2.65 minimum wage is only for positions where it is expected that the employee will be making tips. I am a server in Kansas, and I make 2.65 an hour plus tips. True, I could be making more in a state with a higher minimum wage, but the cost of living is so low in Kansas, that I get by just fine on tips. If you look at the minimum wage and the cost of living in all states, it pretty much averages out.
  • Lavender posted on 7/7/2010
    Well it is a good thing that I work at WalMart then. I am not expected to make tips. Right now I make $11.50 an hour soon I'll be making $11.90.

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