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Minimum Wage: Wisconsin

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

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

Authors: Gregory M. Wesley and Aaron Graf, Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan, LLP


  • Wisconsin's minimum wage is the same as the federal minimum wage, $7.25 per hour. See Minimum Wage.
  • Wisconsin allows an employer to take a credit against the minimum wage for tips employees receive and for board and lodging provided to employees. See Tip Credit and Board and Lodging.
  • "Opportunity employees," golf caddies and other employees may be paid at rates that are usually lower than the minimum wage. See Subminimum Wages.