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Minimum Wage: Iowa

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

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

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Iowa's minimum wage mirrors the federal minimum wage. See Minimum Wage.
  • In certain circumstances, Iowa employers may count an employee's tips or the cost of board, lodging and other facilities when determining whether the employee's pay is at least equal to the minimum wage. See Tip Credit and Credit for Board, Lodging and Other Facilities.
  • Trainees, learners, apprentices, full-time students and persons with disabilities may be paid less than the minimum wage in certain circumstances. See Subminimum Wages.