Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2022, employers in Maine are required to pay hourly employees the State of Maine minimum wage of $12.75 per hour. A direct wage of $6.38 per hour must be paid to service employees (tipped workers). If the employee’s direct wage combined with earned tips do not average, on a weekly basis, the state required minimum wage, the employer must pay the difference. The minimum salary requirement is $735.59 per week.

For more information, please consult the Maine Department of Labor: https://www1.maine.gov/labor/docs/2021/posters/MinimumWagePoster2022.pdf