Minimum Wage Increases in 2017: A CEDR Infographic

Many states have already increased (or will be increasing) their required minimum wages in 2017, and that’s on top of a slew of recent increases in 2016. Are you up to date on your state’s minimum wage requirements?

CEDR’s 2017 Minimum Wage infographic is a great way to make sure you’re aware of recent changes and are paying all employees properly for their time. Simply hover the mouse cursor over a state to see what changes will occur in 2017, or confirm your state’s current minimum wage. Plus, take a look at your neighboring states to see how your minimum wages compare!



Some states do not have a minimum wage defined by state law. For those, the federal minimum of $7.25 applies. Additionally, for states that define a lower minimum wage, the higher federal wage applies in most cases.*

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References used in the creation of these infographics include:

  • http://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/america.htm
  • http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-minimum-wage-chart.aspx

*Note that some states have exceptions to their standard minimum wage for certain types of employees, or permit a lower minimum wage for very small businesses. For a more thorough listing of minimum wages in each state, click HERE. Or, find out more about exemptions for specific occupations and/or industries from the State Labor Offices linked HERE. Also, some cities or counties set a higher minimum wage than the overall state.

If you have questions about paying your employees properly and you’re a medical or dental employer, practice owner, or office manager, please feel free to give CEDR Solutions a call. You can reach us at 866-414-6056. One of our HR Advisors will be happy to assist.

Friendly Disclaimer: This information is general in nature, and is not intended as legal advice, nor to replace good counsel about a specific issue with either your attorney or your favorite HR Sherpa. Minimum wage requirements change frequently, and this chart should not be used as sole guidance.

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