Connecticut has one of the highest minimum wage rates in the country.
According to the United States Department of Labor, Connecticut has a minimum
wage rate that exceeds the federal minimum wage. Connecticut pays $1 per hour
higher than the federal standard. If the federal rate equals or exceeds the state's rate,
Connecticut will automatically raise the minimum wage to ½ of 1 percent of the Fair
Labor Standards Act rate.
Standard Minimum Wage
1. The minimum wage in Connecticut is $8.25 per hour, as of January 1, 2010.
This represents a $0.25 per hour increase over the previous year.
2. Wait staff receive a minimum wage of $5.69 per hour as of January 1, 2010.
3. Bartenders receive a minimum wage of $7.34 per hour.
4. Minors who work in government or agriculture make 85% of the minimum
wage. In any other industry, a minor makes 85% of the minimum wage for the
first 200 hours of work.
5. The standard workweek is 40 hours. After 40 hours in a week, the employer
must pay one and one-half times the hourly wage.