Standard Minimum Wage
$9.87 / hour

The minimum wage is the entry-level hourly wage paid to employees by their employer.

Tipped Minimum Wage
$3.75 / hour

The tipped wage is the base wage for employees who earn tips (such as servers and bartenders). Tipped employees are guaranteed to earn the minimum wage when tips are included.

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Preview: A $15 Tipped Wage Could Cost MI Restaurant Workers $48 Million in Earnings, 21k Jobs

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External Links

Michigan Minimum Wage

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity