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Minimum Wage: Missouri

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

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

Authors: Alan L. Rupe and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Missouri's minimum wage is currently $7.85 an hour. It is adjusted for inflation every year. See Minimum Wage.
  • With certain restrictions, Missouri employers may pay below the minimum wage those employees receiving gratuities or tips as part of their compensation. See Credit for Tipped Employees.
  • Employers may pay subminimum wages to specially classified employees. See Subminimum Wages.