Pursuant to Public Act 94-1072

  • New employees (first 90 days of employment) and employees under age 18 may be paid up to 50 cents less per hour.
  • Tipped employees may be paid 60% of the hourly minimum wage.
  • Certain employees must be paid overtime, at time and one-half of the regular rate, after 40 hours of work in a workweek.

​Categ​ory of Employees

Wage​​

​​Adult​s (18 or older)
Hourly
$8.25
Optional Rates​​
First 90 days with employer for non-tipped employees $7.75
Tipped employees after​ first 90 days of employment $4.95
First 90 days with employer for tipped employees $4.65
Youths (under 18)​
Hourly​ $7.75
Optional Rate
Tipped employees $4.65

Illinois Minimum Wage History

YearRate
1972$ 1.40
1973$ 1.40
1974$ 1.40
1975$ 1.40
1976$ 2.10
1977$ 2.10
1978$ 2.10
1979$ 2.30
1980$ 2.30
1981$ 2.30
1982$ 2.30
1983$ 2.30
1984$ 2.30
1985$ 2.30
1986$ 2.30
1987$ 2.30
1988$ 2.30
1989$ 2.30
1990$ 2.30
1991$ 3.80
1992$ 4.25
1993$ 4.25
1994$ 4.25
1995$ 4.25
1996$ 4.25
1997$ 4.75
1998$ 5.15
1999$ 5.15
2000$ 5.15
2001$ 5.15
2002$ 5.15
2003$ 5.15
2004$ 5.50
2005$ 6.50
2006$ 6.50
2007$ 6.50
2008$ 7.50
2009$ 7.75
2010$ 8.00
2011$ 8.25
2012$ 8.25
2013$ 8.25

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