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Minimum Wage: Michigan

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Robert L. Duty and Christopher M. Miller, Dykema

Updating Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor

Summary

  • Michigan's minimum wage is currently $8.50 per hour. It is scheduled to increase in stages, reaching $9.25 per hour in 2018. See Minimum Wage.
  • Under certain conditions, tipped employees may be paid a cash wage of 38 percent of the minimum wage. See Credit for Tipped Employees.
  • Some employees may be paid less than the minimum wage if certain conditions are met. See Subminimum Wages.
  • Local governmental bodies in Michigan are prohibited by the state from enacting their own local minimum wage ordinances. See Local Minimum Wages.