Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, employers in Maine are required to pay hourly employees the State of Maine minimum wage of $14.15 per hour. A direct wage of $7.08 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 $816.35 per week.