Minimum Wage: Iowa
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- Iowa's minimum wage mirrors the federal minimum wage. See Minimum Wage.
- In certain circumstances, Iowa employers may count an employee's tips or the cost of board, lodging and other facilities when determining whether the employee's pay is at least equal to the minimum wage. See Credit for Tipped Employees and Credit for Board, Lodging and Other Facilities.
- Trainees, learners, apprentices, full-time students and persons with disabilities may be paid less than the minimum wage in certain circumstances. See Subminimum Wages.
- State law preempts cities and counties from adopting local minimum wage ordinances. See Local Minimum Wages.