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Current Minimum Wages & Scheduled Increases By State

When looking for a job, it’s important to be aware of minimum wage, current pay rates, and how they can vary by state. myCNAjobs supplies this Minimum Wage Pay Guide to provide caregivers with a thorough understanding of minimum wage in their state and how it relates to the going caregiver rates.

Currently, caregiver pay rates fall between $8.00 and $14.00 per hour, and these numbers increase when certifications come into play; ie. CNAs (certified nursing assistants) and HHAs (home health aides). Minimum wage will vary by state, with the federal minimum wage at $7.25; employees working in a state with a minimum wage that is lower than the federal, will be entitled to the higher rate.

Certain states, such as Alaska, have a higher average for caregiver rates, while states like Mississippi fall on the lower end of the pay scale; these caregiver rates can be closely related to the state minimum wage. Familiarity with the minimum wage of your state will help you gauge just how competitive an agencies pay rates are, with regard to your location.
 

Current Minimum Wage By State:

Alabama Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Alaska Minimum Wage - $7.75

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Arizona Minimum Wage - $7.80

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Arkansas Minimum Wage - $6.25

*Note that when the federal and state law have different minimum wages, the higher standard applies.*
Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

California Minimum Wage - $8.00

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: July 1, 2014
Minimum Wage Increases to: $9.00
Los Angeles Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs
San Francisco Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs

Colorado Minimum Wage - $7.78

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Denver Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs

Connecticut Minimum Wage - $8.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: January 1, 2014
Minimum Wage Increases to: $8.70

Delaware Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Florida Minimum Wage - $7.79

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Georgia Minimum Wage - $5.15

*Note that when the federal and state law have different minimum wages, the higher standard applies.*
Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Atlanta Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs 

Hawaii Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Idaho Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Illinois Minimum Wage - $8.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Chicago Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs 

Indiana Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Iowa Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Kansas Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Kentucky Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Louisiana Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Maine Minimum Wage - $7.50

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Maryland Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Baltimore Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs

Massachusetts Minimum Wage - $8.00

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Michigan Minimum Wage - $7.40

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Detroit Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs
Grand Rapids Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs 

Minnesota Minimum Wage - $6.15

*Note that when the federal and state law have different minimum wages, the higher standard applies.*
Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Minneapolis Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs

Mississippi Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Missouri Minimum Wage - $7.35

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Montana Minimum Wage - $7.80

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Nebraska Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Nevada Minimum Wage - $8.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

New Hampshire Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

New Jersey Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

New Mexico Minimum Wage - $7.50

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

New York Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: December 31, 2013
Minimum Wage Increases to: $8.00

North Carolina Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

North Dakota Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Ohio Minimum Wage - $7.85

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Cleveland Caregiver Pay and STNA Jobs
Dayton Caregiver Pay and STNA Jobs

Oklahoma Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Oklahoma City Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs
Tulsa Caregiver Pay, HHA Jobs, and CNA Jobs 

Oregon Minimum Wage - $8.95

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Portland Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs

Pennsylvania Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Philadelphia Caregiver Pay, HHA Jobs, and CNA Jobs

Rhode Island Minimum Wage - $7.75

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: January 1, 2014
Minimum Wage Increases to: $8.00

South Carolina Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

South Dakota Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Tennessee Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Nashville Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs

Texas Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Austin Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs
Dallas Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs
Houston Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs

Utah Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Vermont Minimum Wage - $8.60

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Virginia Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Washington Minimum Wage - $9.19

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Seattle Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs

West Virginia Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

Wisconsin Minimum Wage - $7.25

Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled
Madison Caregiver Pay and CNA Jobs

Wyoming Minimum Wage - $5.15

*Note that when the federal and state law have different minimum wages, the higher standard applies.*
Minimum Wage Scheduled to Increase: No increase scheduled
Minimum Wage Increases to: No increase scheduled

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