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Minimum Wage: Maryland

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

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

Authors: Meredith S. Campbell and Fred S. Sommer, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Updating Author: Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


  • Maryland's minimum wage currently varies depending on the size of the employer. Starting January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will be the same for all employers, regardless of size. See Minimum Wage.
  • Employers may claim employees' tips and/or board and lodging they provide as a credit against the minimum wage. See Tip Credit and Credit for Board and Lodging.
  • An employer may pay 85% of the minimum wage to employees under the age of 18. See Subminimum Wage.
  • Localities including Howard County, Montgomery County and Prince George's County have requirements pertaining to the minimum wage. See Local Requirements.