Minimum Wage Information

History of the Maine Minimum Wage

Date of Change                                            Amount of Minimum Wage

10-15-59                                                        $1.00   (Maine's first min. wage)
10-15-65                                                        $1.15
10-15-66                                                        $1.25
10-15-67                                                        $1.40
10-15-68                                                        $1.50
10-15-69                                                        $1.60
09-23-71                                                        $1.80
10-03-73                                                        $1.90
05-01-74                                                        $2.00
01-01-75                                                        $2.10
10-01-75                                                        $2.30
01-01-78                                                        $2.65
01-01-79                                                        $2.90
01-01-80                                                        $3.10
01-01-81                                                        $3.35
01-01-85                                                        $3.45
01-01-86                                                        $3.55
01-01-87                                                        $3.65
01-01-89                                                        $3.75
01-01-90                                                        $3.85
04-01-91                                                        $4.25
10-01-96                                                        $4.75
09-01-97                                                        $5.15
01-01-02                                                        $5.75
01-01-03                                                        $6.25
10-01-04                                                        $6.35
10-01-05                                                        $6.50
10-01-06                                                        $6.75             
10-01-07                                                        $7.00
10-01-08                                                        $7.25             
10-01-09                                                        $7.50