Minimum Wage and Overtime

Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2007, the Hawaii minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

Effective July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage increased from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour.


Tip Credit

Under certain conditions, employers may pay tipped employees twenty-five cents below the applicable minimum wage by using tip credit.  For information on tip credit, go to



Generally, overtime is required after 40 hours worked in a workweek.
See Section 387-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS).

Exceptions to this rule are explained in the White Collar Exemptions chart.

On State or county public construction projects governed by Chapter 104, HRS, Wages and Hours of Employees on Public Works Law, overtime is required after 8 hours a day, and all hours on Saturdays, Sundays, and State holidays.
See Section 104-2(c), HRS.


To download a copy of the required labor law poster, go to the Labor Law Poster page.