Florida minimum wage rate is $10.00 per hour in 2022. Workers receive a higher minimum wage in Florida that exceeds the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25. The Florida minimum wage applies to most employees, with limited exceptions, including certain tipped employees, students or part-time workers, and other exempt occupations. The top 5 minimum wage states in the U.S. are District of Columbia, California, Washington, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour and has not increased since 2009. Demand for a living wage that is fair to workers is rising. In response to this rising demand, numerous states, cities, and other localities have already enacted or will change minimum wage levels. In the few states with no established minimum wage, the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour will continue to apply.
Based on local legislation, many states have already enacted minimum wage increases or approved increases due for implementation at a future date.
These ever-changing laws, effective dates, and methodologies result in minimum wages that may change at different times or differ dramatically within a state or region. Minimum wage changes can be triggered for a location when these pre-determined conditions change and require careful monitoring to ensure compliance to the latest wage levels.
Salary.com continuously tracks all these complex changes. We can help to keep you informed about future changes and stay up to date on the latest minimum wage levels in your essential locations. Show me more data to view U.S. state minimum wages for future years.

Browse Minimum Wage by Year, and Forecast Minimum Wage Increase Trends in Florida

The minimum wages in some states are higher than the federal minimum wage in 2022, including District of Columbia, California, Washington, Massachusetts, and others. Many of the minimum wage increases were effective on September 30, 2021. Some states have effective dates occurring at different months of the year. Check the chart to stay up to date on the hourly minimum wage in Florida.
View upcoming minimum wage changes to be on top of future changes to the minimum wage in your location.

Hourly Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees in Florida

The tipped minimum wage is the lowest amount employers can pay an employee in occupations such as a bartender or server, that regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips. In some states, the tipped minimum wage may be lower than the non-tipped minimum wage because employers can claim a tip credit.
It is important to note that the tipped minimum wage can vary depending on where your business is and the size of the business. In some states, the tipped minimum wage is equal to the overall minimum wage for that state. In some locations, the federal tipped minimum wage applies. In other locations, the state-tipped minimum wage is set above the federal minimum. Tipped minimum wages may vary from state to state and can be frequently adjusted, making it essential to stay informed about the latest wage levels.
In Florida, the tipped minimum wage is the same as the state minimum wage. It may be subject to adjustment based on other criteria, such as the size of the business.
See tipped data learn more about tipped and non-tipped minimum wage in Florida.

Florida minimum wage in 2021: US$8.56 (effective January 1, 2020)

Florida minimum wage in 2020: US$8.56

Florida minimum wage in 2000: no state minimum level

Florida minimum wage in 1980: no state minimum level

People's Opinions on Minimum Wage in Florida

Florida employers must prominently display a poster reflecting the current minimum wage in a conspicuous and accessible place in each establishment where such employees are employed.

09/21/2021

By the Phoenix, advocacy groups such as the Florida Policy Institute, warned about a trend of employers violating the law by paying low-wage workers below the minimum wage, known as wage theft.

09/17/2021

Both Florida’s minimum wage rate and the direct hourly wage rate for tipped employees are higher than the federal rates, so Florida employees must be paid the higher Florida rates.

09/15/2021

The political debate over the amendment in Florida played out across the typical lines of debate that have played out in other states and cities where minimum wage increases have been discussed.

08/30/2021

In addition to any Florida-specific minimum wage exemptions described above, the Federal Fair Labor Standards act defines special minimum wage rates applicable to certain types of workers.

08/15/2021

Employers who must pay their employees the Florida minimum wage must post a notice of the state minimum wage requirement (in addition to posting a notice as required by the FLSA).

08/10/2021

If any employer does not pay their employees the required minimum wage, they can bring a civil action against the employer or any individual violating the Florida minimum wage law.

07/25/2021

Maria Elena Hernandez works as a janitor at Nova University in Plantation, Florida, and was only making minimum wage until her workplace organized a union and fought for wage increases.

07/12/2021

Both Florida’s minimum wage rate and the direct hourly wage rate for tipped employees are higher than the federal rates, so Florida employers must pay employees the higher Florida rates.

07/12/2021

Even though the minimum wage in Florida is generally higher than the national standard, minimum wage and commissioned workers throughout the state are still struggling to make ends meet.

07/08/2021

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