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The 2024 Alaska Minimum Wage is $9.89 per hour.

Alaska Minimum Wage 2024

AK Min Wage:


The Alaska Minimum Wage is currently $9.89 per hour.
The Alaska Minimum Wage is greater than the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25 per hour, so employees in Alaska are entitled to the higher minimum wage of $9.89 per hour.
Please Note: Eighteen states have raised their minimum wage as of January 1, 2018. Make sure you know any new Alaska labor laws.

Alaska Minimum Wage Laws

What is the Alaska Minimum Wage?

The Alaska Minimum Wage is the lowest hourly wage that an employee working in Alaska can legally be paid. Both Alaska and the federal government have set a legal minimum wage - Alaska's is $9.89 per hour, while the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Federal law states that the applicable minimum wage is whichever minimum wage is higher.

Alaska Labor Laws

Alaska Minimum Wage Exemptions

Certain occupations and employees are exempt from Alaska and Federal Minimum Wage regulations, including tipped workers, students in high school and college, and certain disabled workers (with a certificate from the Alaska Department of Labor). Read more about exceptions from Alaska minimum wage law External Link.

How much do Alaska Minimum Wage employees earn?

Full time minimum wage workers in Alaska earn a total of $395.60 per week and approximately $20,571.20 per year (based on a 8 hour days and a 260-day work year) before taxes. The federal poverty threshold for a household of two is $14,570 per year.

Alaska Overtime Wage Law

All Alaska employees working over 40 hours in a work week are entitled an overtime wage of at least 1.5 times their regular hourly pay rate - therefore, the overtime minimum wage in AK is $14.84 per hour. In addition, Alaska law requires all employees working over 8 hours in a single day to be paid overtime.
Some workers or employers are exempt from overtime law including independant contractors, seasonal workers, and some farm workers. Contact the Alaska Department of Labor for details.

Alaska Department of Labor Information

If your employer is paying you less then the Alaska minimum wage, if you believe you are owed back wages for unpaid overtime, or your employer is otherwise violating Alaska or Federal labor law, the Alaska Department of Labor is there to help you.

Call your local office of the Alaska Department of Labor, and and they will advocate on your behalf to ensure your employer becomes compliant and you receive any necessary backwages or compensation. Be sure to have recent paystubs, timesheets, employment contracts, and other important documents on hand when you call.

Alaska Labor Law Posters

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires all employers in Alaska to display the 2024 Alaska Minimum Wage poster along with additional labor law compliance posters in a conspicuous place for all employees to read, such as a hallway or breakroom. Failure to display all required labor law posters can result in a fine.
Alaska Minimum Wage & Labor Law Poster

Alaska All-In-One Labor Law Poster

This professional Alaska labor law poster includes all of the posters needed to satisfy both Alaska and Federal minimum wage and labor law regulations.

This poster has been updated for 2018, including the recent FMLA poster update. Professionally printed and laminated.

Notice to all employers: Eighteen states have new minimum wages as of January 2018. Please make sure you have the most up-to-date version of your labor law posters.
Free labor law posters: Basic PDF copies of the Federal Minimum Wage posters can be downloaded from the Department of Labor with the links provided below. Please note that additional posters are also required by Federal and Alaska law. A professional poster including all required postings can be purchased through the link provided above.
Free Alaska Minimum Wage Posters

Minimum Wage Jobs in Alaska

With the current state of the economy, a large amount of the new jobs being created in Alaska are entry-level, minimum wage positions. Full time, part time, and seasonal minimum wage jobs in Alaska External Link can be found through local employment listings or a local job search site. You can use the search box below to find current job listings in your area.
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