Montana Minimum Wage

What are Minimum Wages in Montana?

What's the minimum wage in Montana? 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 Montana.

As of January 1, 2021, minimum wage in Montana is $8.75.

Montana is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws, and the minimum wage in Montana is now $1.50 greater than the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.

Based on a law passed in 2006, the Montana minimum wage is adjusted annually based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Some Montana small businesses are given a break on the minimum wage requirement. If a Montana business has less than $110,000 in gross annual sales, the minimum wage is $4.00.

In 2012, according to government data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Montana had 4,000 minimum wage workers, representing 1.5 percent of its hourly workforce.

Interestingly, Montana's minimum wage is set to be the greater of the federal or current state minimum wage. If the federal mininum increases, as many hope it will under the Biden Administration, that woud flow through to Montana's workers.

Please realize that the Montana 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 Montana, visit

Last Updated: January 4, 2021.

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