WAG 25-06-08: Federal and State Minimum Wage

Federal Minimum Wage

The federal minimum wage is increased to $7.25 effective 07/24/2009.

The federal minimum wage ($5.15) was used to calculate the hours of participation in TANF from 09/01/1997 through 10/16/2005.

State Minimum Wage

revised manual textEffective 01/01/2022, the state minimum wage is $12.00 per hour. State law requires that the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is higher, be used to determine hours of participation in TANF. The following chart lists various wage amounts based on the current state minimum wage revised manual text($12.00) times the number of hours worked.

revised manual textState Minimum Wage Effective  01/01/2022 =$12.00/hr
Number of Hours Worked Amount of Pay
20 hours worked $240
25 hours worked 300
30 hours worked 360
35 hours worked 420
40 hours worked 480
80 hours worked 960
Effective Date State Minimum Wage
01/1/2021-12/31/2021 $11
07/1/2020-12/31/2020 $10
01/1/2020-06/30/2020 $9.25