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Arizona

The Arizona State Minimum wage starting in January 2014 is $7.90 per hour.
 
Arizona voters passed a Minimum Wage Proposition (Proposition 202) in November 2006. This proposition states that the Arizona State Minimum wage will be adjusted each January for inflation.
 
Minimum wage for tipped workers in Arizona--An employer must pay at least $4.80 an hour to tipped employees who may make up the rest in tips. (This new wage also started on January 1, 2009).  Tip pools and splitting tips are fine as long as the employer records the amount of tips each employee receives.

Federal

Starting July 24, 2009 Federal Minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
 
Nearly all employees must be paid the minimum wage. You do not have to pay minimum wage to your children or siblings who work for you, a casual baby sitter or independent contractors.

History of State and Federal minimum wage

Year / State / Federal

2006 / $5.15 / $5.15

2007 / $6.75 / $5.85

2008 / $6.90 / $6.55

2009 / $7.25 / $7.25

2010 / $7.25 / $7.25

2011 / $7.35 / $7.25

2012 / $7.65 / $7.25

2013 / $7.80 / $7.25

2014 / $7.90 / $7.25

— Sources: Industrial Commission of Arizona, U.S. Department of Labor

For Complaints

Contact the Arizona State Labor Department’s Tucson Office:
 
2675 E. Broadway #125
(520) 682-5459
 
Sources: 
 
"Minimum Wage Laws in the States - Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - U.S. Department of Labor." United States Department of Labor. http://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/america.htm#.UOST92-5Pn0 (accessed January 2, 2013).
 
 "U.S. Department of Labor - Wage & Hour Divisions (WHD) - Minimum Wages for Tipped Employees." United States Department of Labor. http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm#.UOSV9W-5Pn0 (accessed January 2, 2013).

 

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Last Update: 10-28-2013 11:20am

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