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Pennsylvania Minimum Wage


What are Minimum Wages in Pennsylvania?

What's the minimum wage in Pennsylvania? 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 Pennsylvania.

As of January 1, 2014, minimum wage in Pennsylvania is $7.25.
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Pennsylvania is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. The minimum wage in Pennsylvania is equal to the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.

Democratic state legislators attempted to raise the Pennsylvania minimum wage to $9.00 in early 2014, but the measure was defeated.

In 2012, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there are 195,000 minimum wage workers in Pennsylvania, equivalent to 5.70 percent of the hourly workforce.

Please realize that the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, visit

Last Updated: June 27, 2014.

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