Wyoming Minimum Wage
What are Minimum Wages in Wyoming?
What's the minimum wage in Wyoming? 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 Wyoming.
As of January 1, 2021, minimum wage in Wyoming is $5.15.
Wyoming is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws.
The minimum wage in Wyoming is $2.10 less than the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25, and it is the lowest minimum wage in the United States at this time. (The $5.15 minimum wage rate for Wyoming resulted from the federal minimum wage having been set at $5.15 per hour from 1998 to 2007.)
Despite Wyoming's low minimum wage, most workers receive the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour because the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) supercedes the state minimum wage.
Efforts were made by Democratic legislators in 2014 to raise Wyoming's minimum wage from $5.15 to $9 per hour, but there was not enough support to move forward.
In 2012, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 9,000 minimum wage workers in Wyoming, equivalent to 5.20 percent of the hourly workforce.
Please realize that the Wyoming 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 Wyoming, visit www.dol.gov.
Last Updated: January 4, 2021.
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