Current Minimum Wage in Illinois
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the “floor” minimum wage for eligible workers in the U.S. But, many states and some local governments set their own minimum wage. Workers are entitled to be paid the highest minimum wage that applies where they work, whether it is set by federal, state, or local law.
The minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in Illinois must be paid at least $8.25 an hour.
Chicago has its own minimum wage law. Employees in Chicago are entitled to earn the higher local minimum wage of $10 an hour.