Federal minimum wage

FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE RATES UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT
MIMIMUM HOURLY WAGE OF WORKERS FIRST COVERED BY:

1966 & SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS
Effective Date 1938 Act 1961 Amendments Non-Farm Farm
October 24, 1938 $0.25
October 24, 1939 $0.30
October 24, 1945 $ 0.75
January 25, 1950 $1.00
March 1, 1956 $1.15 $1.00
September 3, 1961 $1.15 $1.00
September 3, 1963 1.4 1.4 1 1
September 3, 1964 $1.15
September 3, 1965 $1.25
February 1, 1968 $1.60 $1.60 $1.15 $1.15
February 1, 1971 $1.60
january 1/1/1978 $2.65 for all covered, nonexempt workers
January 1, 1979 $2.90 for all covered, nonexempt workers
January 1, 1981 $3.35 for all covered, nonexempt workers
April 1, 1990 $3.80 for all covered, nonexempt workers
April 1, 1991 $4.25 for all covered, nonexempt workers
October 1, 1996 $4.75 for all covered, nonexempt workers
September 1, 1997 $5.15 for all covered, nonexempt workers

July 24, 2007 $5.85 for all covered, nonexempt workers
July 24, 2008 $6.55 for all covered, nonexempt workers
July 24, 2009 $7.25 for all covered, nonexempt workers

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