The state minimum wage will increase to $11.15 an hour on Jan. 1 under Proposition B, which was voted into law in 2018.
Exceptions will include:
- Tipped employees, who must be paid at least half of the minimum wage.
- Businesses with annual sales of less than $500,000.
- Most agricultural workers.
Local governments may have their own minimum wages that are higher.
In November 2018, voters approved Proposition B, which increases the statewide minimum wage from $7.75 to $12 over the course of five years. Missouri’s minimum wage will reach $12 an hour in 2023. The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour.