As of January 1, 2014, minimum wage in Montana is $7.90.
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Montana is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. The minimum wage in Montana is $.65 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). Accordingly, in 2014, the rate went up from $7.80 to $7.90. There have been nine increases to the Montana minimum wage since 2006.
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, Montana had 4,000 minimum wage workers, representing 1.5 percent of its hourly workforce.
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 www.dol.gov.
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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