Federal mandate gives pay raise to Missouri's minimum wage workers

Friday, July 24, 2009 | 10:26 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's minimum wage workers are getting a pay increase.

The federal minimum wage rises Friday to $7.25 an hour, meaning it will take precedent over Missouri's minimum wage of $7.05 an hour.

The state will follow the federal minimum wage at least until January.

Under a 2006 ballot measure, Missouri must recalculate its minimum wage annually based on the change in the national Consumer Price Index. If that results in a state minimum wage higher than the federal one, then the Missouri minimum wage will again kick in.


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