New Hampshire minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour in 2022. Workers receive a lower minimum wage in New Hampshire that exceeds the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25. The New Hampshire 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.
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Browse Minimum Wage by Year, and Forecast Minimum Wage Increase Trends in New Hampshire

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, 2018. 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 New Hampshire.
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 New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire, 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.
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New Hampshire minimum wage in 2021: $7.25

New Hampshire minimum wage in 2020: $7.25

New Hampshire minimum wage in 2000: $5.15 ($7.93 after inflation adjustment)

New Hampshire minimum wage in 1980: $3.10 ($10.39 after inflation adjustment)

People's Opinions on Minimum Wage in New Hampshire

John Lynch to enact a new law that abolishes the previous minimum wage, which had been set above the federal level, and automatically ties New Hampshire to the federal minimum.

09/23/2021

New Hampshire minimum wage laws do not allow employers to pay student workers a subminimum wage rate that is less than the standard minimum wage, unless the employee qualifies as a student learner.

09/22/2021

Even though the minimum wage in New Hampshire is the same as the federal minimum wage, the exceptions to the minimum wage requirement differ between New Hampshire and federal law.

09/21/2021

Although New Hampshire’s minimum wage has at times exceeded what’s required under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, currently the state and federal rate are the same.

08/27/2021

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

08/17/2021

Domestic and farm laborers, outside sales representatives, summer camp staff, newspaper carriers, golf caddies, and non-professional ski patrol are exempt from the New Hampshire minimum wage.

08/04/2021

All New England states except New Hampshire have taken steps to increase their minimum wages in recent years, with some planning future increases that are calculated automatically based on inflation.

07/17/2021

For Javi Kalback, owner of Portsmouth Escape Room, paying her small team of employees above the New Hampshire minimum wage is a reflection of her desire for them to love their job.

07/16/2021

Tips are the property of the employees who receive them and an employer may not withhold, divert, or use tips in any manner not allowed by New Hampshire’s minimum wage law.

07/06/2021

New Hampshire Minimum Wage Law requires that every employer keep a true and accurate record of all hours worked daily by each employee except for employees who are exempt under 29 U.S.C.

07/04/2021

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