Your Guide to Michigan’s Minimum Wage

Your Guide to Michigan’s Minimum Wage
Here's a guide to keep business owners in Michigan up to date on state minimum wage requirements.
by Mary Hohn Nov 06, 2023 — 2 min read
Your Guide to Michigan’s Minimum Wage

Over the past few years, Michigan has had a series of minimum wage increases. And as we look ahead, there will be more. As a business owner, it’s important to stay current on these changes so you can plan for the future of your business.

To help you keep track of the latest developments, here’s a rundown of need-to-know facts regarding the Michigan minimum wage.

What is the minimum wage in Michigan?

The minimum wage in Michigan is increasing from $10.10 to $10.33 per hour on January 1, 2024, which is $3.08 higher than the federal minimum wage. Michigan minimum wage laws apply to employers with two or more employees over the age of 16 in one calendar year.

While the minimum wage applies to most employees in Michigan, there are some exceptions, including:


The state minimum has been gradually increasing as part of a four-year Michigan minimum wage increase plan.

How should small business owners prepare for changes to the minimum wage?

Since changes to the minimum wage in Michigan will be happening, you should plan accordingly. We recommend taking the following steps to prepare:


Make sure your business is prepared and stays in compliance by following these helpful guidelines and discussing the Michigan minimum wage laws with your accountant and lawyer.

Mary Hohn
Mary Hohn writes for Square, where she covers topics that affect business owners — from starting a business to growing a business — and the tools and technology that help them succeed.


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