Wisconsin Minimum Wage

What are Minimum Wages in Wisconsin?

What's the minimum wage in Wisconsin? 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 Wisconsin.

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

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

In 2014, Wisconsin Democrats proposed legislation to raise the minimum wage in Wisconsin from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. In a Republican-dominated state, the bill did not get far. Since then, many similar efforts to increase the minimum wage in Wisconsin have been defeated.

According to 2012 US Bureau of Labor Statistics data, there were then 94,000 minimum wage workers in Wisconsin, representing 5.40 percent of the hourly workforce.

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

Last Updated: January 4, 2021.

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