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Minimum Wage Rate in Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming's state minimum wage rate is $5.15 per hour. However, the federal minimum wage rate for nonexempt employees is $7.25 per hour. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) employers must comply with the law that provides the greatest protection or benefit to their employees. For this reason, employers in Wyoming must pay their nonexempt employees wages that are at least equal to the federal minimum wage rate. 

Tipped Employees

The minimum wage rate for tipped employees is $2.13 per hour. This rate is also known as the cash wage. 

Tipped employees are individuals who customarily and regularly receive at least $30 per month in tips. Employers must subsidize their employees' wages when their tips and cash wage combined fall short of the minimum wage rate. 

More Information

For more information, please contact the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

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