What is the Minimum Wage in Kentucky?

Traditional Hourly Employees

Currently, the minimum wage for non-exempt employees in Kentucky is $7.25 per hour. Pursuant to KRS § 337.275(1), the minimum wage in Kentucky is tied to and changes with the federal minimum wage.

Tipped Employees

The minimum wage in Kentucky for tipped employees who receive $30.00 or more per month in tips from customers is $2.13 per hour. However, when tips and the hourly wage are combined, their total must equal at least $7.25 per hour. See KRS § 337.275(2)