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Minimum Wage: Massachusetts

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

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

Authors: R. Liliana Palacios-Baldwin and David B. Wilson, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP

Updating Author: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Massachusetts employers must pay their employees a minimum wage unless they are exempt. See Minimum Wage.
  • Tips and the costs of meals and lodging can be applied toward minimum wage obligations. See Tip Credit and Credit for Meals and Lodging.
  • Certain workers with disabilities, student workers and others may be paid less than the minimum wage. See Subminimum Wages.