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Minimum Wage: Delaware

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: E. Chaney Hall, Kathleen Furey McDonough and Jennifer C. Wasson, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP


  • Delaware's minimum wage rate is currently $13.25 per hour. See Minimum Wage.
  • An employer may claim gratuities received by certain employees as a credit toward the minimum wage. See Tip Credit.
  • Delaware law limits the types of expenses that an employer may deduct from an employee's wages. See Deductions.
  • Delaware differs from most states on the types of income that are subject to garnishment. See Garnishments.
  • Under certain conditions, employers that are granted a special certificate from the state may pay certain employees at rates lower than the minimum wage. See Subminimum Wages.