Federal Minimum Wage

Wage per hour

Territorial Minimum Wage: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Territory Minimum Wage 2016 per hour Notes and/or Future Minimum Wage
AMERICAN SAMOA $4.60 - $5.99
  • Bottling, brewing, dairy prod. Ind.: $5.09
  • Construction: $5.50
  • Finance/Insurance: $5.89
  • Fish Canning/Processing Ind.: $5.16 
  • Garment Manufacturing Ind: $4.58 
  • Government Employees: $4.81 
  • Hotel Ind.: $4.90
  • Petroleum Ind.: $5.75 
  • Printing: $5.40
  • Private Hospitals/educational Institutions: $5.23 
  • Publishing: $5.53
  • Retailing, Wholesaling, Warehousing Ind.: $5.00 
  • Ship Maintenance: $5.41
  • Shipping and Transportation: Class A Stevedoring, Lighterage and Maritime Shipping Agency Activities: $5.99
  • Shipping and Transportation: Class B Unloading Fish: $5.82
  • Shipping and Transportation: Class C other activities than above: $5.78
  • Tour and Travel Ind.: $5.38
  • Miscellaneous Activities: $4.60
GUAM $8.25 Bill 312-33, which would increase the minimum wage from $8.25 to $9.20 beginning May 1, 2017, and then to $10.10 in 2018.
$6.55 The next increase unless there is a delay will be on September 30, 2017 and every year thereafter at $.50 increase which will bring the CNMI federal minimum wage to $7.05 per hour until it reaches the applicable US federal minimum wage.
PUERTO RICO $5.08 - $7.25 Varies by industry. Employers not covered by the FLSA will be subject to a minimum wage that is at least 70 percent of the Federal minimum wage or the applicable mandatory decree rate, whichever is higher. The Secretary of Labor and Human Resources may authorize a rate based on a lower percentage for any employer who can show that implementation of the 70 percent rate would substantially curtail employment in that business.

Except businesses with gross annual receipts of less than $150,000, then $6.90. (In practice, the Virgin Islands adopts the Federal per hour rate)

The tourist service industry and restaurant workers who are tipped employees must be compensated at a rate of not less than 40 percent of the prevailing minimum wage.

The next minimum wage increase to $10.50 will take effect on January 1, 2018.