Livable Wage Rate History

Year & Minimum Hourly Wage Rate


  • 2016: $13.35
  • 2015: $12.53​​
  • 2014: $12.17​ ​
  • 2013:​ $11.91​ ​
  • 2012:​ $11.55​
  • 2011​: $11.40​
  • 2010: $11.40​ ​
  • 2009:​ $10.95​ ​
  • 2008:​ $10.42​ ​
  • 2007:​ $10.10​

  • 2006​: $10.10​ ​
  • 2005​: $9.51​
  • 2004:​ $9.51​ ​
  • 2003:​ $9.15​
  • 2002​: $9.15​ ​
  • 2001: ​$9.15 ​
  • 2000: ​ $9.00​​ ​
  • 1999: ​ $8.58