Missouri minimum wage update

  • Effective January 1, 2021, the state minimum wage is $10.30 per hour.
  • Tipped employees must be paid at least one-half of the state minimum wage. The state minimum base wage for tipped employees is $5.15 per hour. If there is a deficit between the state minimum wage and the employee’s base wage plus tips, the employer is required to make up the difference.
  • The state minimum wage law does not apply to public employers or retail or service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000.00.
  • For more information, please visit the Missouri Department of Labor website.

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