Missouri employers must pay at least the:
Employers must pay the higher of the
two. Currently, the Missouri minimum wage
is $7.05 per hour. The federal minimum wage increased from
$6.55 per hour to $7.25 per hour in July 2009. Because it now exceeds Missouri's minimum wage,
employers are obligated to pay $7.25 per hour (the higher of
the two wages).
The Missouri minimum wage will
adjust for inflation on January 1, 2010. If it then exceeds the
Federal rate of $7.25 per hour, the Missouri minimum wage will
once again apply.
Source: Labor Law Center, Federal Minimum
Wage Increase for 2007, 2008, & 2009.