Minimum wage rises in numerous states

Jan. 10, 2021

Several states’ minimum wage rates increased as of Jan. 1, 2021, or will increase later in 2021.

Click here for a chart which lists the state — and certain major locality — minimum wage increases for 2021. Jurisdictions that will not see an increase in their minimum wage in 2021, unless an increase is determined and/or announced at a later time, are not included in the chart.

The federal minimum wage will remain at $7.25 per hour for non-tipped employees. Where a state or locality has implemented a minimum wage rate that is higher than the federal rate, covered employers are required to pay the applicable state or local minimum wage rate. Although not included in the chart (because the state rate is not scheduled to increase in 2021 or an increase has not yet been announced), the following additional states currently have minimum wages higher than the federal rate: Delaware ($9.25); Washington, D.C. ($15.00); Hawaii ($10.10); Nebraska ($9.00); Rhode Island ($10.50); and West Virginia ($8.75).

This article was provided by Ogletree Deakins, Atlanta, as part of a partnership with the American Rental Association (ARA) for ARA’s Human Resources Assistance Program. ARA members can receive a single sign on from the ARA webpage to a microsite specific to ARA on the Ogletree Deakins platform; get access to two 30-minute calls with an HR professional per year; access to an FAQ section as well as to Ogletree Deakins’ library of webinars; and access to Ogletree Deakins’ ARA-specific webinars. Visit to learn more.


Don’t miss the latest news from the equipment and event rental industry. Click here to subscribe to Rental Pulse and Rental Management magazine.

An official publication of the American Rental Association.
Produced by Rental Management Group. Copyright © 2021 Rental Pulse all rights reserved