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What is the 2018 Tennessee Minimum Wage?

TN min wage rate 2018 Tennessee State Minimum Wage Rate 2017, 2018

The 2021 Tennessee Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour.

Tennessee Minimum Wage 2021

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The Tennessee Minimum Wage is currently $7.25 per hour.
Tennessee's minimum wage is the same as the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The minimum wage will likely remain at $7.25 until the federal minimum wage is raised.
Please Note: Eighteen states have raised their minimum wage as of January 1, 2018. Make sure you know any new Tennessee labor laws.

Tennessee Minimum Wage Laws

What is the Tennessee Minimum Wage?

The Tennessee Minimum Wage is the lowest hourly wage that an employee working in Tennessee can legally be paid. Both Tennessee and the federal government have set a legal minimum wage - Tennessee's is $7.25 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.

Tennessee Labor Laws

Tennessee Minimum Wage Exemptions

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

How much do Tennessee Minimum Wage employees earn?

Full time minimum wage workers in Tennessee earn a total of $290.00 per week and approximately $15,080.00 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.

Tennessee Overtime Wage Law

All Tennessee 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 TN is $10.88 per hour.
Some workers or employers are exempt from overtime law including independant contractors, seasonal workers, and some farm workers. Contact the Tennessee Department of Labor for details.

Tennessee Department of Labor Information

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

Call your local office of the Tennessee 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.

Tennessee Labor Law Posters

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires all employers in Tennessee to display the 2021 Tennessee 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.
Tennessee Minimum Wage & Labor Law Poster

Tennessee All-In-One Labor Law Poster

This professional Tennessee labor law poster includes all of the posters needed to satisfy both Tennessee 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 Tennessee law. A professional poster including all required postings can be purchased through the link provided above.
Free Tennessee Minimum Wage Posters

Minimum Wage Jobs in Tennessee

With the current state of the economy, a large amount of the new jobs being created in Tennessee are entry-level, minimum wage positions. Full time, part time, and seasonal minimum wage jobs in Tennessee 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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