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Hourly Minimum Wage Rates by Year

Pursuant to Public Act 101-0001

  • New employees (first 90 days of employment) over the age of 18 may be paid up to 50 cents less per hour.  
  • Beginning, January 1, 2020, if a worker under 18 works more than 650 hours for the employer during any calendar year, they must be paid the regular (over 18) minimum wage.  
  • Tipped employees may be paid 60% of the hourly minimum wage.
  • Certain employees must be paid overtime, at time and one-half of the regular rate, after 40 hours of work in a workweek.

Illinois State Minimum Wage Chart

Year Minimum Wage Tipped Youths (Under 18) (Working Less Than 650 Hours Per Calendar Year)
01/01/2024 $14 $8.40 $12
01/01/2025 $15 $9 $13

Illinois Minimum Wage Rates History: Click Here