MINNESOTA MINIMUM WAGE CHANGE 1/1/2021

Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.08 an hour for large employers and $8.21 an hour for other state minimum wages.

The current large-employer minimum wage, $10.00, will increase by 8 cents to $10.08. Other state minimum wages, including the small-employer, youth and training wages, as well as the summer work travel exchange visitor program wage, which are all currently $8.15, will increase by 6 cents to $8.21.

As of Jan. 1, 2021:

  • Large employers must pay at least $10.08 an hour when the employer’s annual gross revenues are $500,000 or more.
  • Small employers must pay at least $8.21 an hour when the employer’s annual gross revenues are less than $500,000.
  • The training wage rate, $8.21 an hour, may be paid to employees younger than 20 years of age for the first 90 consecutive days of employment.
  • The youth wage rate, $8.21 an hour, may be paid to employees younger than 18 years of age.

These state minimum-wage rates will not apply to work performed in the city of Minneapolis, which has higher minimum-wage rates.

If the employment poster you are using is the MPM poster and has MPMA 2020 in the lower right hand corner, you just need to update the Minimum wage column for 2021—lower left section of poster. If you have any questions, please contact the Association office.