Minimum Wage Increases

Description: The Department of Labor provides an overview of the minimum wages for the next few years.

1/07-6/30/07 Adult (18 and over) minimum wage is $6.50/hour, tipped employees is $3.90/hour, and Youths (under 18) the minimum wage is $6.00/hour and $3.60 for tipped employees.

7/1/07-6/30/08 Adult minimum wage will be $7.50/hour and tipped employees will be $4.50/hour, for Youths the minimum wage will be $7.00/hour and $4.20 for tipped employees.

7/1/08-6/30/09 Adult minimum wage will be $7.75/hour and tipped employees will be $4.580 hour, for Youths the minimum wage will be $7.25/hour and $4.35 for tipped employees.

7/1/09-6/30/10 Adult minimum wage will be $8.00/hour and tipped employees will be $4.80/hour, for Youths the minimum wage will be $7.50/hour and $4.50 for tipped employees.

On or after 7/1/10 Adult minimum wage will be $8.25/hour and tipped employees will be $4.95/hour, for Youths the minimum wage will be $7.75/hour and $4.65 for tipped employees.

Source: State of Illinois Department of Labor:Laws
State of Illinois Department of Labor:Facts
Date Last Revisited: 12/04/09