Michigan minimum wage rate is $9.87 per hour in 2022. Workers receive a higher minimum wage in Michigan that exceeds the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25. The Michigan 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 Michigan

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 January 01, 2022. 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 Michigan.
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 Michigan

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 Michigan, 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 Michigan.

Michigan minimum wage in 2021: US$9.87 (effective January 1, 2021)

Michigan minimum wage in 2020: US$9.65

Michigan minimum wage in 2000: US$5.15 ($7.93 after inflation adjustment)

Michigan minimum wage in 1980: US$3.10 ($10.39 after inflation adjustment)

People's Opinions on Minimum Wage in Michigan

An employer who retaliates against an employee in any way for exercising their rights under the Michigan or Federal law minimum wage and overtime laws is guilty of a misdemeanor.


– The Michigan Bureau of Employment Relations, Wage and Hour Division today announced the state’s scheduled minimum wage increase is not expected to go into effect on Jan.


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


Make sure your business is prepared and stays in compliance by following these helpful guidelines and discussing the Michigan minimum wage laws with your accountant and lawyer.


These state labor law posters and notices include the latest minimum wage poster from the state, Michigan's Right to Know Law, and the New or Revised SDS form (as part of Michigan OSHA requirements).


Michigan's minimum wage law, the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, makes all private employers with two or more employees (at least age 16) accountable to the state minimum wage rules.


One Fair Wage, campaigned extensively in Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia in support of increasing minimum wages and eliminating the tipped minimum wage.


Michigan allows employers to pay tipped employees a lower direct rate of pay than minimum wage and count a portion of tips received toward the total, with some exceptions and restrictions.


The Statewide Independent Living Council and Michigan Centers for Independent Living support eliminating the language that allows people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.


One Federal exemption, for non-live-in employees of in-home care or companionship services, does not apply in Michigan and such employees are entitled to minimum wage and eligible for overtime.


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